How can I draw a circular graph, as in the picture below, using xypic?

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    Why has this question been closed? True, the OP should have posted some code, but the request is for a solution with xypic, while the proposed solution is TikZ.
    – gernot
    Sep 12, 2020 at 18:56
  • @gernot I am the author of the first closure of the question. Now I reopen it.
    – Sebastiano
    Sep 12, 2020 at 22:49
  • @Snoopy Welcome to TeX.SX! Can you post what you have tried so far, for us to start from? Or is xypic not really a requirement and the tikz solution is fine?
    – gernot
    Sep 13, 2020 at 9:39
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    @Sebastiano Thanks! Can you please post the link to the tikz solution as a comment?
    – gernot
    Sep 13, 2020 at 9:39
  • @gernot Surely....here there is the link: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/297525/drawing-cyclic-quiver. I not put the code because it is too long by 844 characters.
    – Sebastiano
    Sep 13, 2020 at 10:24

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My it is only a comment instead of a true answer, because I think that with \xymatrix the way is very very long and with lot of difficulties.


G& {\overset{\displaystyle 1}{\bullet}}\ar@/^1pc/[dr]^{\alpha_1} &  \\
A& B& {\bullet}\ar@/^1pc/[dl]\\
D& E& F}

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My problems are:

  1. @{.} give me only dotted straight line and not curved arrows withouts tips. In addendum in the picture there are only 3 dots.
  2. To put the rotated circle labels. For 1 it is very simple but for the others (????).
  3. Create a fast circle loop (see the § 8.2 Circles and Ellipses of the complete/old documentation http://texdoc.net/texmf-dist/doc/generic/xypic/xyrefer.pdf).

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I should read and to understood the manual and the commands that they are differents from the canonical but not very simple use of the arrows.

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