By Julian Simpson, Full Stack Developer | August 17, 2010
Neo4j Visualization with Gephi
During the summer Martin Škurla has developed support for the Neo4j graph database in the Gephi visualization and exploration platform. This Google Summer of Code project is now approaching its finish.
The basic idea of the project is twofold:
- Users of Neo4j get better visualization support
- Users of Gephi can work with larger graphs
The graph visualization can give you output like this:
Martin just published an article summarizing the project, head over and read it! For the future development of the Neo4j plugin, there’s a survey where everyone has the chance to give feedback on what features they want to use.
To try it out, download NetBeans 6.9 and use it to build and execute the source code (Gephi depends on the NetBeans platform version 6.9). To check out the source, make sure to have Bazaar installed, and then do:
bzr checkout lp:~bujacik/gephi/support-for-neo4j
Update: See the comments for information on configuring NetBeans to build Gephi!Want to learn more about graph databases? Click below to get your free copy of O’Reilly’s Graph Databases ebook and discover how to use graph technologies for your application today. Download My Ebook
About the Author
Julian Simpson, Full Stack Developer
Julian Simpson brings to Neo Technology the benefits of a long and random IT career. From working in thankless IT support jobs, to Unix Systems Administration, to DevOps consulting and writing, Julian has sometimes been at the cutting edge of technology. He keeps the marketing engines humming at Neo Technology.
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