Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Visualization of Communities in Networks

The paper version of our winning entry in the 2009 Gallery of Nonlinear Images was published today. You can also check out the poster version.


Jon said...

Moreso than the final products themselves, I really enjoy watching Adobe Reader build the network diagrams on the right. The layers of lines appearing before the dots are added makes me happy. Is there any basis for animating the assembly of these networks - like temporal associations? Because I think that's awfully pretty.


Mason said...

One might say that that is a feature, not a bug. :)

I have seen some visualizations that incorporate such time-dependence (if I interpret your question correctly). In fact, one of my students used a simple version of one in a recent group presentation, but he hasn't combined it with the fancy "spring embedding" we discuss in this paper.