How to use different node symbols?

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How to use different node symbols?

Post by diaemus » 12 Dec 2014 11:54

Dear list members, I'm starting to use Gephi and it's really exciting.

Is there a way to use different node symbols in a graph produced in Gephi?

Most networks that I analyze are two-mode, so it's important to use different graphical representations for different node classes. In Pajek, I normally edit node symbols manually in the NET file. In R packages there are some parameters in the graph-drawing functions that allow the same result.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: How to use different node symbols?

Post by nNadine1992 » 03 Aug 2016 14:40

Hi,

did u ever figure out if it works?

Thanks!

Nadine

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Re: How to use different node symbols?

Post by diaemus » 03 Aug 2016 18:13

Unfortunately, not...

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Re: How to use different node symbols?

Post by xptrxptr » 04 Aug 2016 09:05

What do you mean by node symbols, something like that:
http://mrvar.fdv.uni-lj.si/pajek/Symbol ... amples.htm
or something like that:
http://mrvar.fdv.uni-lj.si/pajek/Transp ... nHouse.htm
?

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Re: How to use different node symbols?

Post by diaemus » 04 Aug 2016 13:36

Yes, precisely. In Pajek I use different symbols (ellipses, boxes, triangles etc.) to represent different classes of vertices in the network. It would be great to have this possibility in Gephi too.

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Re: How to use different node symbols?

Post by xptrxptr » 04 Aug 2016 21:31

By providing the two links I wanted to draw your attention on difference between symbols and shapes.
What you call symbols are actually shapes in Pajek
(like ellipse,box, triangle, diamond, man, woman, house,....).
This is explained in the first link I have provided:
http://mrvar.fdv.uni-lj.si/pajek/Transp ... nHouse.htm

Symbols are something different. You can attach any Unicode symbol
(e.g. smiley, weather symbol, gender symbol,...) to selected partition class:
you simply say that all nodes in class (e.g. community class) should be
labeled on the picture with the same - selected - symbol.
This is explained in another link:
http://mrvar.fdv.uni-lj.si/pajek/Symbol ... amples.htm

But actually (as explained in this page), with some tricks,
symbols can also be used as additional shapes.

I hope that was helpful.

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Re: How to use different node symbols?

Post by loumarfo » 07 Dec 2016 14:52

HOw can I change the node's size?

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