Gephi - The Open Graph Viz Platform
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Gephi is an award-winning open-source platform for visualizing and manipulating large graphs. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Localization is available in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Czech and German.
Fast Powered by a built-in OpenGL engine, Gephi is able to push the envelope with very large networks. Visualize networks up to a million elements. All actions (e.g. layout, filter, drag) run in real-time.
Simple Easy to install and get started. An UI that is centered around the visualization. Like Photoshop™ for graphs.
Modular Extend Gephi with plug-ins. The architecture is built on top of Netbeans Platform and can be extended or reused easily through well-written APIs.
Download and Install Gephi on your computer.
If you run into any trouble or have questions consult our forum.
Current version is 0.9.3-SNAPSHOT
gephi-0.9.3-SNAPSHOT-macos.dmg (Mac OS X)
Gephi is developed in Java and uses OpenGL for its visualization engine. Built on the top of Netbeans Platform, it follows a loosely-coupled, modular architecture philosophy. Gephi is split into modules, which depend on other modules through well-written APIs. Plugins can reuse existing APIs, create new services and even replace a default implementation with a new one.
Consult the Javadoc for an overview of the APIs.
Java JDK 8. Note: Gephi does not currently work with JDK newer than 8. Work needs to be done yet in order to support newer java versions.
Apache Maven version 3.2.2 or later
Fork the repository and clone
git clone [email protected]:username/gephi.git
Run the following command or open the project in Netbeans
mvn clean install
Once built, one can test running Gephi
cd modules/application mvn nbm:cluster-app nbm:run-platform
Gephi is extensible and lets developers create plug-ins to add new features, or to modify existing features. For example, you can create a new layout algorithm, add a metric, create a filter or a tool, support a new file format or database, or modify the visualization.
Browse the plugins created by the community
We've created a Plugins Bootcamp to learn by examples.
The Gephi Toolkit project packages essential Gephi modules (Graph, Layout, Filters, IO…) in a standard Java library which any Java project can use for getting things done. It can be used on a server or command-line tool to do the same things Gephi does but automatically.
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