Force-directed graph drawing

Force-directed graph drawing

software that implements a multilevel force-directed layout algorithm (among many others) capable of handling very large graphs.

LearnDiscovery, mobile software for iOS that visualizes the mindmap of English Wikipedia, computed as a weighted graph. It includes force-directed layouts as one of the built-in methods for displaying and accessing a connected-graph of topics.

Open source graph visualization
9th February, 2018
graph databases
IBM graph
HTML5 Canvas
Neo4j graph database
OrientDB graph database


Thinking with External Representations

4. Thinking with External Representations
Autor: David Kirsh
Verlag: Springer International Publishing
Erschienen in: Cognition Beyond the Brain, 2017

Why do people create extra representations to help them make sense of situations, diagrams, illustrations, instructions and problems? The obvious explanation—external representations save internal memory and computation —is only part of the story. I discuss seven ways external representations enhance cognitive power: …


How drawing helps you think

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high-dimensional data

The properties of high-dimensional data spaces: implications for exploring gene and protein expression data
Robert Clarke, Habtom W. Ressom, Antai Wang, Jianhua Xuan, Minetta C. Liu, Edmund A. Gehan & Yue Wang
Nature Reviews Cancer 8, 37-49 (January 2008)

Unsupervised high-dimensional analysis aligns dendritic cells across tissues and species.
Immunity. 2016;45(3):669–684.

October 10, 2014

A multidimensional coding architecture of the vagal interoceptive system.
Published: 16 March 2022

Visualizing Biological Data (VIZBI)

The visualizations transforming biology
Inventive graphic design and abstract models are helping researchers to make sense of a glut of data.
Ewen Callaway
04 July 2016

Some of the visualizations that are currently exciting biologists were presented at a conference at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, in March. Called Visualizing Biological Data (VIZBI), the meeting was co-organized by Seán O’Donoghue, a bioinformatician at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia. The gathering attracts an eclectic mix of lab researchers, computer scientists and designers and is now in its seventh year.


Visualizing your data on the web using D3

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The Software Carpentry Course teaches basic skills for scientific computing, running bootcamps and providing open-access teaching materials.
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D3 and CoffeeScript (1:49)
O’Reilly Media. October 2014

Graph Databases [BOOK]

Amazing video journeys
July 2018

Augmented intelligence

Big Data and the Rise of Augmented Intelligence
Sean Gourley at TEDxAuckland
Dec 5, 2012

Dr. Sean Gourley is the founder and CTO of Quid. He is a Physicist by training. Sean worked at NASA on self-repairing nano-circuits and is a two-time New Zealand track and field champion. Sean is now based in San Francisco where he is building tools to augment human intelligence.

The top chess players in the world are not humans OR computers, but combinations of humans AND computers.  Gourley argues that the world we are living in is too complex for any single human mind to understand and that we need to team up with machines to make better decisions.

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