LaTeX Horizontal Flowchart (Workflow)

Source: https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/368482/one-horizontal-line-flow-chart?rq=1

Just found an excellent source on how to draw a simple (slightly fanciful) horizontal flowchart using LaTeX (TikZ).

The output is very neat:

The code is reproduced here (in case the original source gets deleted):

\documentclass[tikz, margin=3mm]{standalone}
\usetikzlibrary{arrows.meta,
                chains,
                positioning,
                shapes.geometric
                }
% for fancy looks of data storages
\begin{document}
    \begin{tikzpicture}[
    node distance = 5mm and 7mm,
      start chain = going right,
 disc/.style = {shape=cylinder, draw, shape aspect=0.3,
                shape border rotate=90,
                text width=17mm, align=center, font=\linespread{0.8}\selectfont},
  mdl/.style = {shape=ellipse, aspect=2.2, draw},
  alg/.style = {draw, align=center, font=\linespread{0.8}\selectfont}
                    ]
    \begin{scope}[every node/.append style={on chain, join=by -Stealth}]
\node (n1) [disc] {Training\\ data};
\node (n2) [alg]  {Learning\\ algorithm};
\node (n3) [mdl]  {Model};
\node (n4) [disc] {Test\\ data};
\node (n3) [mdl]  {Accuracy};
    \end{scope}
\node[below=of n2]  {Step 1: Training};
\node[below=of n4]  {Step 2: Tresting};
    \end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}

Multiline Flow Chart

For flowcharts that exceed one line (and hence require a line break), the following Tikz code is very helpful! (Source: https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/149602/drawing-flow-diagram-in-latex-using-tikz)

\documentclass[border=10pt]{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{arrows,positioning,shapes.geometric}
\begin{document}
    \begin{tikzpicture}[>=latex']
        \tikzset{block/.style= {draw, rectangle, align=center,minimum width=2cm,minimum height=1cm},
        rblock/.style={draw, shape=rectangle,rounded corners=1.5em,align=center,minimum width=2cm,minimum height=1cm},
        input/.style={ % requires library shapes.geometric
        draw,
        trapezium,
        trapezium left angle=60,
        trapezium right angle=120,
        minimum width=2cm,
        align=center,
        minimum height=1cm
    },
        }
        \node [rblock]  (start) {Start};
        \node [block, right =2cm of start] (acquire) {Acquire Image};
        \node [block, right =2cm of acquire] (rgb2gray) {RGB to Gray};
        \node [block, right =2cm of rgb2gray] (otsu) {Localized OTSU \\ Thresholding};
        \node [block, below right =2cm and -0.5cm of start] (gchannel) {Subtract the \\ Green Channel};
        \node [block, right =2cm of gchannel] (closing) {Morphological \\ Closing};
        \node [block, right =2cm of closing] (NN) {Sign Detection \\ Using NN};
        \node [input, right =2cm of NN] (limit) {Speed \\ Limit};
        \node [coordinate, below right =1cm and 1cm of otsu] (right) {};  %% Coordinate on right and middle
        \node [coordinate,above left =1cm and 1cm of gchannel] (left) {};  %% Coordinate on left and middle

%% paths
        \path[draw,->] (start) edge (acquire)
                    (acquire) edge (rgb2gray)
                    (rgb2gray) edge (otsu)
                    (otsu.east) -| (right) -- (left) |- (gchannel)
                    (gchannel) edge (closing)
                    (closing) edge (NN)
                    (NN) edge (limit)
                    ;
    \end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}

Output:

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1 Response to LaTeX Horizontal Flowchart (Workflow)

  1. Reblogged this on Singapore Maths Tuition and commented:

    Updated this blogpost to add another method of drawing a Flowchart using LaTeX, for multiline flowcharts that require a line break.

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