I Need Flowcharts!
I've had numerous times this year where flowcharts for data inputs and results would be helpful, including in my notes. I work in a data-heavy field, so diagrams and flowcharts are common. Earlier today, I was also told that a workflowchart1 would have gotten me higher marks on this semester's draft of my prospectus.
1. I've used Draw.io, both online and desktop options, but I find it slow and tedious. This probably is why I keep forgetting to include them in my work. It then exports as an image, which I can't edit natively in my document.
2. The tool
ditaa allows for ASCII art diagrams, reminiscent of typing tables in MultiMarkdown, but these only render with the little script installed locally. This solution might work with a ZK, too, but seems to have some issues.
3. Mermaid is usable with editors like Typora and also seems elegant, but doesn't seem to have LaTeX support.2
TikZ is the tool of choice for LaTeX, though I have not learned that syntax yet.
Is there one tool whereby I can have (or will have, with MMD support) flowcharts in my notes that can easily transfer to my TeX reports? Or do I need something like
ditaa in my ZK or text editor, and then convert it to TeX later? What tools might I not be considering?
Observations logged here: write.as/via-poetica
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