How to Install yEd Graph Editor in Ubuntu, Linux Mint

Last updated on October 27th, 2014

This simple tutorial shows you how to install the yEd Graph Editor in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, 12.10 Quantal, 13.04 Raring, 13.10 Saucy and Linux Mint.

yEd is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams. Create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. The automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button.

Install yEd

The official website provides the yEd installer script for 32-bit /64-bit Linux systems, which includes a suitable JRE.

To download this script, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command (check 32-bit or 64-bit via System Settings -> Details):

For 32-bit system:

wget http://www.yworks.com/products/yed/demo/yEd-3.13_64-bit_setup.sh

For 64-bit system:

wget http://www.yworks.com/products/yed/demo/yEd-3.13_64-bit_setup.sh

Before running this script, run below command in previous terminal to give its executable permission.

chmod +x yEd-3.13_*-bit_setup.sh

Finally run the script to bring up setup wizard:

./yEd-3.13_*-bit_setup.sh

Follow the setup wizard. When done, you’ll be able to open yEd Graph Editor in Unity Dash.