Is Gephi right for me?

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Node231
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Is Gephi right for me?

Post by Node231 » 08 Jun 2016 20:25

Hello! Don't laugh at me if this is unrealistic! :D

I have a very big .CSV file (80+ million) that I need to visualize. I thought Gephi might be the right tool for the job.

The data is very simple, it has two columns of information that is set up like: (source (edge) | connecting end (node?))

For example, this is what it looks like from the top:

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        src    |         dst
125.60.2446    |  122.236.46574
1233.51.735    |  9512.512.51
4326.57.4574   |  1.5.464
and so on and so forth...

Is Gephi the right tool to use this data to create something presentable? If so, what kind of recommendations or plugins would you advise?

Thank you very much for any help.

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totetmatt
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Re: Is Gephi right for me?

Post by totetmatt » 09 Jun 2016 07:48

Sounds good use case to use gephi, but 80 Millions might be too much ;-)

Node231
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Re: Is Gephi right for me?

Post by Node231 » 09 Jun 2016 19:01

yep! 80 million is insane

I got it down to 5 million, sorry for the noob question.

But with 5 million, is there any possible way to have interactions with Gephi? Or will it explode the machine.

Also any recommendations in general for handling around 5 million, if it is possible?


Thank you very much for the help.

Batman001
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Re: Is Gephi right for me?

Post by Batman001 » 12 Jun 2016 23:45

I had a similar question

how much is too much information to visualize?

Hairballs are easy to create, what are some good methods for creating graphs with this much content? Using simple graphs like OP is talking about, how much data is too much?

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