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Network Graph Analysis and Visualization with Gephi by Ken Cherven

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Chapter 4. Creating a Gephi Dataset

So far we have worked with existing datasets as we created our network graphs, and now it's time to introduce you to the process of creating your own data. There is more than one way to do this, so we'll begin with the simplest approach, and then progress through some more advanced options.

By the end of this chapter, you will be familiar with the following methods for creating or importing data in Gephi:

  • Inputting the data manually using the Data Laboratory tab in Gephi
  • Using spreadsheet software, such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice Calc
  • Finally, working with datasets from a MySQL database

You will also gain a greater understanding of how to define nodes and edges in your dataset, which will speed your ability ...

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