If you're planning to work with datasets encompassing more than a handful of nodes and edges, I strongly encourage you to use OpenOffice Calc, Microsoft Excel, Google Spreadsheet, or Zoho Sheet to do the primary work. You can then easily read the data into Gephi as a
.csv file, using any of four delimited formats—comma, semicolon, tab, and space.
Here are the steps you'll need to take for this approach:
Nodesin the form of a brief identifier or abbreviation
Idas a unique numeric identifier
Labelas a more ...