R Interface to ‘nomnoml’

nomnoml provides an R interface to nomnoml, a tool for drawing sassy UML diagrams based on syntax with customizable styling.

Installation

Install from CRAN:

install.packages("nomonoml")

Or from GitHub using:

install.packages("remotes")
remotes::install_github("javierluraschi/nomnoml")

Getting Started

You can create your first diagram by running:

nomnoml::nomnoml("[Hello]-[World!]")

You can also use nomnoml in R Markdown:

---
title: "A Diagram"
output: html_document
---

```{r, setup, include=FALSE}
library(nomnoml)
```

```{nomnoml}
#stroke: orange
#.box: fill=#8f8 dashed visual=ellipse

[A]-[B]
[B]-[<box>C]
```

Advanced

Notice that much more complex diagrams can be designed using ‘nomnoml’ by combining association types, classifier types, directives and custom classifier styles.

#stroke: #a86128
[<frame>Decorator pattern|
  [<abstract>Component||+ operation()]
  [Client] depends --> [Component]
  [Decorator|- next: Component]
  [Decorator] decorates -- [ConcreteComponent]
  [Component] <:- [Decorator]
  [Component] <:- [ConcreteComponent]
]

Association types

-    association
->   association
<->  association
-->  dependency
<--> dependency
-:>  generalization
<:-  generalization
--:> implementation
<:-- implementation
+-   composition
+->  composition
o-   aggregation
o->  aggregation
--   note
-/-  hidden

Classifier types

[name]
[<abstract> name]
[<instance> name]
[<reference> name]
[<note> name]
[<package> name]
[<frame> name]
[<database> name]
[<start> name]
[<end> name]
[<state> name]
[<choice> name]
[<input> name]
[<sender> name]
[<receiver> name]
[<transceiver> name]
[<actor> name]
[<usecase> name]
[<label> name]
[<hidden> name]

Directives

#arrowSize: 1
#bendSize: 0.3
#direction: down | right
#gutter: 5
#edgeMargin: 0
#edges: hard | rounded
#fill: #eee8d5; #fdf6e3
#fillArrows: false
#font: Calibri
#fontSize: 12
#leading: 1.25
#lineWidth: 3
#padding: 8
#spacing: 40
#stroke: #33322E
#title: filename
#zoom: 1

Directives only available when using the command line interface

#import: my-common-styles.nomnoml

Custom classifier styles

A directive that starts with “.” define a classifier style.

#.box: fill=#88ff88
#.blob: fill=pink visual=ellipse italic bold dashed
[<box> GreenBox]
[<blob> HideousBlob]

Available visuals are

visual=actor
visual=class
visual=database
visual=ellipse
visual=end
visual=frame
visual=hidden
visual=input
visual=none
visual=note
visual=package
visual=receiver
visual=rhomb
visual=roundrect
visual=sender
visual=start
visual=transceiver

Available modifiers are

center
bold
underline
italic
dashed
empty

Contributing

Please reffer to github.com/skanaar/nomnoml.