Files with dot file extension can also be found as source codes in graph description language from Graphviz program.

There are 4 other file types using
the DOT file extension!

dot - Microsoft Word document template (up to Microsoft Word 2003 version) [common]

dot - CorelDRAW lines definition

empty - Bert's Dinosaurs game data

empty - Ribbons Molecular surface data

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DOT file extension - Graphviz DOT language data

What is dot file? How to open dot files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

The dot file extension is also used for file written in DOT, a plain text graph description language used by Graphviz, a free software tool package for drawing graphs, originally developed by AT&T Labs Research.

The default software associated to open dot file:

Graphviz icon

Graphviz  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Graphviz Team

An open source graph visualization software, Graphviz it has several main graph layout programs. The Graphviz layout programs take descriptions of graphs in a simple text language, and make diagrams in several useful formats such as images and SVG for web pages, Postscript for inclusion in PDF or other documents; or display in an interactive graph browser. (Graphviz also supportsGXL, an XML dialect.)

Help how to open:

You can generally open these files in any text editor.

How to convert:

We do not know about particular conversion for this source file, but you can work with it like with any other text file.

Related links:

DOT Language description

About DOT language.

List of software applications associated to the .dot file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open dot file, edit dot file, convert dot file, view dot file, play dot file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting dot files.

Software that open dot file - Graphviz DOT language data

Programs supporting the exension dot on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open dot file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with dot file by default:
Graphviz small icon Graphviz
Other suggested software:
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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