Visualize task graphs¶

Visualize several dask graphs at once. 
Before executing your computation you might consider visualizing the underlying task graph. By looking at the interconnectedness of tasks you can learn more about potential bottlenecks where parallelism may not be possible, or areas where many tasks depend on each other, which may cause a great deal of communication.
The .visualize
method and dask.visualize
function work exactly like
the .compute
method and dask.compute
function,
except that rather than computing the result,
they produce an image of the task graph.
By default the task graph is rendered from top to bottom.
In the case that you prefer to visualize it from left to right, pass
rankdir="LR"
as a keyword argument to .visualize
.
import dask.array as da
x = da.ones((15, 15), chunks=(5, 5))
y = x + x.T
# y.compute()
y.visualize(filename='transpose.svg')
Note that the visualize
function is powered by the GraphViz
system library. This library has a few considerations:
You must install both the graphviz system library (with tools like aptget, yum, or brew) and the graphviz Python library. If you use Conda then you need to install
pythongraphviz
, which will bring along thegraphviz
system library as a dependency.Graphviz takes a while on graphs larger than about 100 nodes. For large computations you might have to simplify your computation a bit for the visualize method to work well.