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Advanced Splunk by Ashish Kumar Tulsiram Yadav

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The force directed graph

The force directed graph is a visualization in which the nodes of a graph are positioned in two or three dimensions by assigning the forces among the set of edges and set of nodes based on their relative positions. There are various types of algorithms available to implement force directed graphs.

As per Wiki, force directed graph has the following advantages due to which it is widely used for visualization of various types of datasets:

  • Good quality results: For a mid-sized dataset, the force directed graph yields very good results based on criteria such as uniform edge length, vertex distribution, and symmetry
  • Flexibility: Force directed graph gets easily adapted and extended to fulfil aesthetic requirements
  • Simplicity: It ...

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