The order in which nodes and edges are drawn in output.
  • "breadthfirst"

  • "nodesfirst"

  • "edgesfirst"

  • The default "breadthfirst" is the simplest, but when the graph layout does not avoid edge-node overlap, this mode will sometimes have edges drawn over nodes and sometimes on top of nodes.

  • If the mode "nodesfirst" is chosen, all nodes are drawn first, followed by the edges. This guarantees an edge-node overlap will not be mistaken for an edge ending at a node.

  • On the other hand, usually for aesthetic reasons, it may be desirable that all edges appear beneath nodes, even if the resulting drawing is ambiguous. This can be achieved by choosing "edgesfirst".


outputMode is a valid type for:
Last modified September 17, 2022: Update outputMode.md: add description (ade04cc)