The last 12 months have seen the release of vast amounts of publicly available data, which has led to a bit of conundrum on how to easily visualise complex networks. What is needed is a ‘Photoshop for Graphs’ which is exactly what Gephi is. In short, Gephi is an interactive visualization and exploration platform for all kinds of networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs – the movie is great:
Gephi runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Gephi is open-source and free, whats not to like…
Wow, this is incredible! I can only imagine how useful something like this will be when applied to complex architectural diagramming, or visualizing urban networks, etc. And open source too! Wow.
I’ve been toying around with this in an effort to map student enrollement across multiple campus, and associate the data with the department their degrees are in each program. Unfortunetly, I don’t know how to build the correct type of data table for import that gephi needs. I’m working on it though! It’s definetly cool to play around with regardless.