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Saturday, September 14, 2013

GEPhi Graph Visualization for Exploratory Data Analysis

This method was brought to my attention my a colleague.  We had looked at it some time ago and it has come back as a possible exploratory solution.

The Open Graph Viz Platform
" ... Gephi is an interactive visualization and exploration platform for all kinds of networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs .... 

Runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Gephi is open-source and free.

Gephi is a tool for people that have to explore and understand graphs. Like Photoshop but for data, the user interacts with the representation, manipulate the structures, shapes and colors to reveal hidden properties. The goal is to help data analysts to make hypothesis, intuitively discover patterns, isolate structure singularities or faults during data sourcing. It is a complementary tool to traditional statistics, as visual thinking with interactive interfaces is now recognized to facilitate reasoning. This is a software for Exploratory Data Analysis, a paradigm appeared in the Visual Analytics field of research.... " 

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