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Network Graph Analysis and Visualization with Gephi by Ken Cherven

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Using spreadsheet files in Gephi

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.

Creating and importing a spreadsheet

Here are the steps you'll need to take for this approach:

  1. Create a nodes file in your favorite spreadsheet software, using the following fields. Be sure to include column headers, because it will make the import process easier to follow:
    • Nodes in the form of a brief identifier or abbreviation
    • Id as a unique numeric identifier
    • Label as a more ...

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