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Network Graph Analysis and Visualization with Gephi by Ken Cherven

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Creating our first network graph

So, we have the data loaded and an initial graph to help provide direction. I know you're eager to move forward and produce something more inspiring, and I can guarantee you will. But first, let's take a very brief look at the underlying data, so we have a greater understanding of what we're doing. After all, it's nice to create a pretty graphic, but it's even better if we can explain what it means.

Viewing data in the Data Laboratory

First, click on the Data Laboratory button at the top of the Gephi workspace. You'll now see a few columns of tabular data, assuming you are in the Nodes tab. There are three columns:

  • Nodes
  • Id
  • Label

Simple, right? The Nodes column refers to each node or point in the dataset. The Id column ...

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