## Visualizing Network Data

*30 Jan 2019 13:31*

In the fall of 2016, I will,
finally, teach an
introductory course on networks. As part of that, I really ought to have
at least one less on network visualizations. As part of *that*, I
really ought to learn about network visualization, beyond my current "call dot,
and let graphviz sort it out" ignorance.
This might be easier if I had any visual taste whatsoever.

See also: Analysis of network data

- Recommended (very misc., in need of prioritization and expansion):
- Eric D. Kolaczyk, Statistical Analysis of Network Data
- Andreas Noack, "Modularity clustering is force-directed
layout", Physical Review E
**79**(2009): 026102, arxiv:0807.4052 - M. Rosvall, C. T. Bergstrom, "Mapping change in large networks",
PLoS One
**5**(2010): e8694

- Examples from the wild (not all of them positive):
- Skye Bender deMoll, Fashionable Networks (plus Skye's links)
- Image Gallery from the CCNR at Notre Dame
- Ben Fry, Learning from Lombardi
- Gallery of Network Images (from Mark Newman)
- Neo-Conservatism: The Chart
- Eric Rauchway, Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy (with Picture)

- Unable to recommend:
- Manuel Lima, Visual Complexity: Displaying Complex Networks and Data Sets [Mini-review]

- To read / check out:
- Brian Baingana, Georgios B. Giannakis, "Centrality-constrained graph embedding", arxiv:1302.0870
- Ulrik Brandes, Natalie Indlekofer, Martin Mader, "Visualization methods for longitudinal social networks and stochastic actor-oriented modeling",
Social
Networks
**34**(2012): 291--308 - Lisha Chen, Andreas Buja, "Stress Functions for Nonlinear Dimension Reduction, Proximity Analysis, and Graph Drawing", Journal of Machine Learning Research
**14**(201): 1145--1173 - Cytoscape
- Oliver Dürr, Arnd Brandenburg, "Using Community Structure for Complex Network Layout", arxiv:1207.6282
- Linton C. Freeman, Visualizing Social Networks
- Gephi
- Palash Goyal, Emilio Ferrara, "Graph Embedding Techniques, Applications, and Performance: A Survey", Knowledge Based Systems
**151**(2018): 78--94, arxiv:1705.02801 - Martin Krzywinski, Inanc Birol, Steven J. M. Jones and Marco
A. Marra, "Hive plots: rational approach to visualizing networks",
Briefings in
Bioinformatics
**forthcoming**(2011) [plus webpage] - Lombardi Spring Embedder
- New Techniques for Visualizing Network Data
- Roberto Tamassia (ed.), Handbook of Graph Drawing and Visualization
- yEd