Causal Diagram editor

You can write out a passing pattern in plain text using the following format which will be converted into a causal diagram for those with a sufficiently capable browser and the "Render causal diagrams" option checked.

Please Note! If you are using the WYSIWYG editor you will unfortunately just get what you see rather than a causal diagram (you can get around this by clicking the source button < > which enables raw text input).

The basic syntax is:

<span class="CausalDiagram">
3p 3 3 3p 3 3
3p 3 3 3p 3 3
</span>

Which will be converted into:

Causal diagram example

It accepts lines of Prechac notation (one line per juggler) with each throw separated by a space.

You can alter the throwing sequence by including the sequence in brackets like so:

<span class="CausalDiagram">
3 3 3 3 3
(LR) 3 3 3 3 3
(LLRR) 3 3 3 3 3
(WOMBLE) 3 3 3 3 3
</span>

Causal diagram example

You can offset the start like so (only 0, 0.5 & 1 so far & you also have to include the throwing sequence):

<span class="CausalDiagram">
(RL 0) 3 3 3 3 3 3
(RL 0.5) 3 3 3 3 3 3
(RL 1) 3 3 3 3 3 3
</span>

Causal diagram example

Jugglers are labeled ABC etc. for feeds passes are located by using the corresponding letter in place of p.

<span class="CausalDiagram">
3b 3b 3 3 3b 3b 3 3
3a 3a 3c 3c 3a 3a 3c 3c
3 3 3b 3b 3 3 3b 3b
</span>

Causal diagram example

Alternatively you can use a 4 handed siteswap instead of Prechac notation:

<span class="CausalDiagram">
825
</span>

Causal diagram example

If you want to provide alternative text use, " title:your text goes here " on one line like so:

<span class="CausalDiagram">
3p 3 3 4p 3 3 3p
3p 3 3 3p 2 3 3p
title: A late double in 3 count
</span>

Causal diagram example

You can add vertical bars at any point on the diagram to split the diagram into sections (to highlight a trick or a cycle for example).

Specify their position by using "bars:" followed by a comma separated list of numbers. Integers and decimals are both accepted.

The numbers correspond to the position of nodes that have a delay of 0. For example 1 will pass through the first node, 2.5 will pass halfway between the second and third nodes.

<span class="CausalDiagram">
3p 3 4p 2 3 3 3p
3p 3 3 3p 2 3 3p
title: An early double in 3 count
bars:2.5,5.5
</span>

Causal diagram example

Finally you can highlight a throw by adding a comma ( , ) after it.

<span class="CausalDiagram">
3p 3 3 3p 4, 2 3p
3p 3 3 3p 3 3 3p
</span>

Causal diagram example

For inspiration take a look at the following examples in the wild.

Causal diagram sandbox

Can I have a look at the code?

Yep.

Thanks to

The code behind the causal diagrams on the Edge was inspired by Christoph Loibl's Causal Generator.