# What type of graph is this. I shows kind of cause and effect.

I am trying to create a chart like this that shows item 1 effects items 2 and 4 type chart. I didn't really know where to post this so I thought mathematics would be the right place because of the amount of charts and graphs we deal with. If anyone could tell me the name of this type of chart I would appreciate it. Extra Kudos if you could tell me a program I can quickly create one in. I have to do this for over 20 items.

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Mathematically, that should be redrawn as a directed graph. But I don't think that you are actually looking for a mathematical answer. – 6005 Aug 27 '13 at 22:16
I see what your saying. I might be able to work with that though having over 20 items might look kind of crazy. I really thought that graph/chart had a specific name. I knew I saw this other places just don't know where... – NitroFrost Aug 27 '13 at 22:18
Mathematically, it seems that you'd like to create a (directed) bipartite graph. That is, you're making a web in which no two items on the same side are connected. – Omnomnomnom Aug 27 '13 at 22:23
"That is, you're making a web in which no two items on the same side are connected" Everything looked perfect then I saw that part. The chart I am trying to do would be a bipartite graph but the problem is I want to compare the same list against it self. So instead of like the picture in that wiki example that shows a purple list and a green list I would want to take the green list and link it together with the items it effects. @__@ wow my head just spun. – NitroFrost Aug 27 '13 at 22:26
I don't know anything about graph theory, but I think what you're looking for is a visual representation of a directed graph as the quotient of a bipartite graph. – dfeuer Aug 27 '13 at 22:46