Buzzing about network graphs
December 4, 2011 2:07 AM Subscribe
posted by Blazecock Pileon (14 comments total)
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A hive plot
) is a beautiful and compelling way to visualize multiple, complex networks, without resorting to "hairball
" graphs that are often difficult to qualitatively compare and contrast.
Hive plots were conceived by Martin Krzywinski, the primary author of the Circos
software package, used to represent genomic and other data that render well in circular form.
To make your own hive plots, take a look at Krzywinski's linnet
library, or if you like R, there's HiveR