Gephirecommended by the médialab
an interactive visualization and exploration software for all kinds of networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs
Tools – Software
Mathieu Jacomy, Matthieu Bastian, Sébastien Heymann
Gephi is a tool for data analysts and scientists keen to explore and understand graphs.
Like Photoshop™ but for graph data, the user interacts with the representation, manipulate the structures, shapes and colors to reveal hidden patterns.
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.
Runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Gephi is open-source and free.
exploration, visualization and processing