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Comparison of tools for network visualization

Didka Dimitrova Birova (2014) Comparison of tools for network visualization. EngD thesis.

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    Network analysis is the exploration of data that can be presented with networks, such as computer, social or biological systems. Effective examination of large datasets is getting more difficult due to their increase in quantitiy and complexitiy. The main purpose of network visualization is to effectively present data with the help of visual perception, and in particular to facilitate the exploration of data or networks. Gephi, NetworkX, igraph, JUNG and Prefuse are libraries that are commonly used for network analysis and visualization. This diploma thesis includes review and comparison of the function coverage and scalability of the chosen software packages. We are particularly interested in graph generation, modification of nodes and edges properties and graph visualization. Results show that these five software packages are complementary rather than competitive. The main differences between them are the choice of programming language and the chosen type of network visualization.

    Item Type: Thesis (EngD thesis)
    Keywords: Network analysis, network visualization, Gephi, NetworkX, igraph, JUNG, Prefuse
    Number of Pages: 62
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Name and SurnameIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Marko Bajec245Mentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50070&select=(ID=00010614356)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Computer and Information Science
    Item ID: 2540
    Date Deposited: 14 May 2014 15:38
    Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 14:09
    URI: http://eprints.fri.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2540

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