You can insert mermaid charts and diagrams directly into markdown. This allows you to adhere to the docs-as-code philosophy.
To insert a diagram, create a code block and specify the
mermaid language, like this example:
```mermaid graph LR Start --> Stop ```
```mermaid sequenceDiagram participant Alice participant Bob Alice->John: Hello John, how are you? loop Healthcheck John->John: Fight against hypochondria end Note right of John: Rational thoughts <br/>prevail... John-->Alice: Great! John->Bob: How about you? Bob-->John: Jolly good! ```
```mermaid gantt dateFormat YYYY-MM-DD title Adding GANTT diagram functionality to mermaid section A section Completed task :done, des1, 2014-01-06,2014-01-08 Active task :active, des2, 2014-01-09, 3d Future task : des3, after des2, 5d Future task2 : des4, after des3, 5d section Critical tasks Completed task in the critical line :crit, done, 2014-01-06,24h Implement parser and jison :crit, done, after des1, 2d Create tests for parser :crit, active, 3d Future task in critical line :crit, 5d Create tests for renderer :2d Add to mermaid :1d ```