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Is there any software that automatically generates something like this from a list? enter image description here

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You can use the tools that are part of Graphviz. You would have to convert your list to the dot language, but that's fairly simple to do.

File: list.dot

digraph relationship {
    One -> Parent
    Two -> Parent
    Three -> Parent
    Four -> Parent
    Five -> Parent
    Six -> Parent
    Seven -> Parent

Produce output:

dot -Tpng -o graphvizexample.png list.dot


Graphviz Example

You can do a lot of customization of the appearance. This is just a simple example.

See the Graphviz section of my answer here for another (unrelated) example.

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