Downloadable files for the base graph in various formats:

  1. GEXF
  2. Edge List
  3. MacrogenesisInfo for the faust-macrogen library


The nodes are either URIs or dates in ISO 8601 format. URIs of the form faust://document/scheme/sigil denote a witness (document) that has the identifier sigil in the respective identifier scheme. faust://inscription/scheme/sigil/id denote an inscription (single “writing event”) on the respective document.

If some URI has a schemefaustedition, then it was not possible to map it to a document in the edition. You may still try the sigil with the search. Otherwise, the document can be displayed at

Dates are always of the form YYYY-MM-DD.


The edges have attributes that describe them further:

AttributeValue(s)Meaning (uv)
kind not_before, not_after, from_, to_, when, timeline These all essentially mean u happened before v
timeline v is the next date after date node u
temp-syn u and v happened about at the same time
ignore boolean if present and true, this edge is to be ignored for philological reasons
delete boolean if present and true, this edge has been removed by the minimum feedback edge set heuristics
weight positive integer trust in edge, generated mainly from sources
source URI URI identifying the source for this assertion
xml file name and line of the XML file with this assertion


The file contains the data required to recreate the graph info in the faust-macrogen library. To do so, run:

    from macrogen import MacrogenesisInfo
    graphs = MacrogenesisInfo('')