Neo4j Visualization with Gephi

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:

  1. Users of Neo4j get better visualization support
  2. 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

Finally, you’re welcome to discuss the plugin on the Neo4j mailing list and in the Gephi forums.

Update: See the comments for information on configuring NetBeans to build Gephi!

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