Visualizing Relationships: A Friendly Introduction to Working with Networks using Gephi
In-Person Location: Robarts Library, 5th Floor, Room 5-053 (directly across from the elevator). Map & Data Library Computer Lab
A network is a way of specifying relationships among a collection of entities or actors. Networks come up in a variety of situations; for example, they can describe relationships between characters in literary works, how authors cite each other in a particular discipline or how people interact on social media.
Through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities, this 2.5-hour workshop will introduce you to network visualization using a free, open-source tool called Gephi. For our examples, we will be starting with smaller networks, looking at relationships between characters in the play Romeo and Juliet, and movie actors that work together on the same films.
This workshop is designed for those new to networks and Gephi. There are no prerequisites or assumptions of knowledge of math, statistics, or programming.
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