Points of view: Networks

Journal name:
Nature Methods
Volume:
9,
Page:
115
Year published:
DOI:
doi:10.1038/nmeth.1862
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We describe graphing techniques to support exploration of networks.

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  1. Node-link diagrams.
    Figure 1: Node-link diagrams.

    (a) A directed graph typical of a biological pathway. (b) An undirected graph with nodes arranged in a circle. (c) A spring-embedded layout of data from b.

  2. Adjacency matrices.
    Figure 2: Adjacency matrices.

    (a) Nodes are ordered as rows and columns; connections are indicated as filled cells. (b) A matrix representation of data from Figure 1b.

References

  1. Smoot, M. et al. Bioinformatics 27, 431432 (2011).

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  1. Nils Gehlenborg is a research associate at Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute.

  2. Bang Wong is the creative director of the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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The authors declare no competing financial interests.

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