LaTeX for Graph Theory?
For the first time, I was going to draw a graph in LaTeX. (I was intended for a graph similar to the following)
Graph Theory is an important topic in Computer Science so I thought graph-drawing in LaTeX should be trivial, i.e. a package is given the adjacency matrix of graph and it positions each node in its perfect place automatically without the user having to manually place each node. But after some googling I now feel graph drawing is probably a time consuming task in the TeX world.
Is it better to draw graphs with some graphic software and insert it as an image, or there is some better solution? (How do I balance the trade-off between elegant looks and time-efficiency?) Is there a software that allows you to draw a graph in a GUI and then generate LaTeX markup for that (I mean a graph specific app not a general one).
note: This is not a duplicate, please note to bold text.