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--On Monday, July 11, 2005 12:14 PM -0500 Shannon Clark
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> Valdis,
>
> Is there a good source for those generic network layout algorithms?
>
> Also, does anyone know how large a network the common algorithms will
> scale to? (i.e. number of nodes and links)
>
> Are any of the algorithms adjustable - for example allowing for nodes to
> be arranged but also ordered/clustered by some trait? (alpha sorting of
> similar nodes, clustering of related nodes - defined in some manner,
> etc)
>
> Thanks!
>
> Shannon
>
> Shannon Clark
> Founder, MeshForum
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Social Networks Discussion Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Valdis
> Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 10:39 AM
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> Subject: Re: a game of nodes and links
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> LOL!  That is why we have software Eszter!
>
> This brings back nightmares from the early days when much of network
> layout was done by hand -- before Krackplot.  I had one client who
> would hire grad students at very low $/hr to arrange social networks.
> I remember one student with very dark circles under his eyes explaining
> how it took him 13 hours to arrange a network...  and then the data
> changed!  They were so excited when they realized that network layout
> algorithms existed.
>
> Well, I guess it is better than playing solitaire!
>
> ;-)
>
> Valdis
>
>
> On Jul 11, 2005, at 11:10 AM, Eszter Hargittai wrote:
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>> I thought people on this list may get a kick out of this game:
>>
>> http://home.cwru.edu/~jnt5/Planarity/
>>
>> I got to level 10 and decided that it was time to get back to work...
>>
>> Enjoy!
>>
>> Eszter
>>
>> http://www.eszter.com
>>
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