Visualization algorithms change the graphical appearance of the network; they are accesible via the visualization tab. Basic illustrations of how to layout networks or display attribute values are provided in the two trails on visualization and analysis and advanced attribute management.
visone distinguishes between three major visualization categories
- layout to recompute the positions (coordinates) or nodes, links-bends, or labels to optimize readability or other specified layout criteria;
- mapping to specify how attribute values (such as node centrality, tie strength, or class membership) are encoded in grapical variables (such as size, width, or color);
- geometry to apply geometric transformations such as rotation, reflection, or scaling to the network or parts of the network;