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Network Graph Analysis and Visualization with Gephi by Ken Cherven

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Using the layouts

As with the default layouts available in Gephi, there will be a variety of options you can adjust with each of the following layouts. We're not going to go into any detail on those options here, but as always you are encouraged to explore each of them and get a feel for their impact and usefulness. Now, let's take a look at some of the more interesting layout plugins.

The Circular layout

Many times we will want to represent our data as a circle, with nodes arranged around the perimeter and edges criss-crossing through the center of the display. This approach is not always practical, but can be used when the number of nodes is relatively small (< 200, perhaps) or when the spacing of nodes is not a critical consideration. In contrast ...

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