Has there been any progress in resolving the bug that causes Force Atlas 2 to hang with Dynamic Layouts?
The problem has been mentioned here:
The problem was stated rather well as follows:
I have the problem with Gephi 0.8.2 on two different Windows 7 machines, both of which are sufficiently powerful to handle the layouts. And, I get the problem even if I use "File > Generate > Dynamic Graph Example..." from the drop-down menu. I have had the problem on a MacBook Pro with Retina Display running the latest version of OS X, too.When I play a dynamic graph while the force atlas (or force atlas 2) is running it hangs about 75% of the time. When this happens the graph continues to change according to the dynamic timeline, but the vertices no longer respond to the layout algorithm. Also the layout algorithm shows that it is running and can't be stopped (hitting the stop button does nothing). The only way to restore normal behavior is to quit the entire application.
This happens for me with every dynamic graph I've tried in gexf format, and also if I use "File > Generate > Dynamic Graph Example..." from the menu. It happens with version 0.8.1-beta, 0.8.2-beta, and 0.9-snapshot, on Ubuntu Linux, and with 0.8.2-beta on OS X.
I have successfully used Force Atlas 2 and dynamic layouts in the past, so I'm reasonably confident I'm setting up the data and the dynamic layout correctly. However, the Force Atlas 2 layout freezes quite frequently (although the timeline continues to function properly). It appears that Force Atlas 2 freezes more frequently now than in the past; although I am using different data sets. My data sets have dynamic nodes and dynamic edges.
One poster had suggested that turning "Prevent Overlap" off would solve the problem. Unfortunately, for me that is not the case.
Any guidance or updates would be appreciated.