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Author Topic: Visualize pseudo code via flowcharts?  (Read 2067 times)

highend01

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Visualize pseudo code via flowcharts?
« on: May 14, 2015, 04:30:46 AM »
Hi,

I'm looking for a software that helps me to visualize program logic (e.g. for writing a string parser).

Maybe some kind of flowchart that contains pseudo code logic blocks (while / foreach / do until, etc.)?

Requirements:
- Windows
- NO Java
- Portable
- If possible: Freeware (but I'd pay for it if it offers advanced features)

Does anyone use a software like this and can share his thoughts?

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Re: Visualize pseudo code via flowcharts?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2015, 04:32:36 AM »
Do you mean UML software? Something like Visio?
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Re: Visualize pseudo code via flowcharts?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2015, 05:53:08 AM »
Pencil and Dia come to mind as Visio alternatives. I played a little with both, they seemed reasonable; some types of operations seemed to be easier in one, some in the other. Links should be easy to find. There was another alternative mentioned in a thread here a year or two ago, don't recall it offhand.
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Re: Visualize pseudo code via flowcharts?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 06:02:49 AM »
^ I've used Dia, and quite like it. It's not Visio, but it is decent, and free.
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Re: Visualize pseudo code via flowcharts?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2015, 08:29:15 AM »
Dia - http://sourceforge.n...jects/dia-installer/

Pencil - http://pencil.evolus.vn/

Are those the ones that you are referring to?  Just making sure that I'm looking at the right software.

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Re: Visualize pseudo code via flowcharts?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2015, 09:54:51 AM »
^ The Dia link is correct.
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Re: Visualize pseudo code via flowcharts?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2015, 08:23:30 PM »
That link looks like the Pencil I recall as well.
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Re: Visualize pseudo code via flowcharts?
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2015, 10:09:18 PM »
Excellent... thanks!

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Re: Visualize pseudo code via flowcharts?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2015, 10:04:36 AM »
I'll recommend the excellent RAPTOR:

http://raptor.martincarlisle.com/

Minimal UI, but very powerful and will even 'run' your psuedo-program so you can see if the output is what you are expecting. I used it in my college programming courses & it was very useful.


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Re: Visualize pseudo code via flowcharts?
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2015, 11:32:27 AM »
Thanks @all!

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Wow, that's the perfect tool for what I'm trying to achieve!

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Re: Visualize pseudo code via flowcharts?
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2015, 07:35:39 PM »
I'll recommend the excellent RAPTOR:

http://raptor.martincarlisle.com/

Minimal UI, but very powerful and will even 'run' your psuedo-program so you can see if the output is what you are expecting. I used it in my college programming courses & it was very useful.


What and how does it do that!?