pyXDSM

Introduction

pyXDSM is a python library to generate XDSM diagrams in high-quality pdf format.

What is XDSM?

The eXtended Design Structure Matrix (XDSM) is a graphical language for describing the movement of data and the execution sequence for a multidisciplinary optimization problem. You can read the paper by Lambe and Martins for all the details.

How to use it

The following pages provide detailed info on how to use the python library:

User guide

TikZ and LaTeX

You need to install these libraries for pyXDSM to work. See the install guide for your platform.

Embedding the diagram directly in LaTeX

In addition, the file, mdf.tikz, can be embedded in another .tex file using the \input command:

\begin{figure}
\caption{Example of an MDF XDSM.}
\centering
\input{mdf.tikz}
\label{fig:xdsm}
\end{figure}


The following is required to be in the preamble of the document:

\usepackage{geometry}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{tikz}