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Gephi Cookbook by Devangana Khokhar

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Describing complex network structures using GEXF

Since the beginning of this chapter, we have used the Les Misérables network for most of the recipes. If you noticed, on the Welcome screen, you click on Les Miserables.gexf to load the Les Misérables dataset in Gephi. Ever wondered what that GEXF extension is? In this recipe, you are going to learn what GEXF is and how you can leverage this format to construct really complex networks in a comparatively easy way. So let's get started.

How to do it…

The following steps give you an understanding of what the GEXF format is and how it is used to describe graphical structures:

  1. Run Gephi.
  2. From the Welcome screen, select Les Miserables.gexf to load the Les Misérables network into Gephi.
  3. From the Statistics ...

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