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Re: [igraph] 3d plot

From: Simone Gabbriellini
Subject: Re: [igraph] 3d plot
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 11:32:28 +0200


maybe I can suggest also mayavi, http://mayavi.sourceforge.net/ which
is a great tool: I used it in combination with igraph 3d layout in my
PhD work.

all the best,

2009/6/19 Steve Lianoglou <address@hidden>:
> Howdy,
> On Jun 19, 2009, at 11:40 AM, Tamas Nepusz wrote:
>> Hi,
>>> i'm playing with the plot method and i don't understand what's the
>>> meaning of the 3d layout algorithms (like fr3d and kk3d). Can i plot
>>> on a PNG?
>> No, you can't, the plotting methods expect a 2D layout. I wrote a 3D
>> graph visualiser some time ago in Python using igraph and OpenGL and
>> these methods were handy to calculate a nice layout, but otherwise
>> they're quite useless without an external visualisation engine. However,
>> since the functions are there in the core C library and it cost me
>> nothing to implement the interface in Python, I did it.
>> If you are interested, I can try and dig up the code for that old 3D
>> visualiser of mine and send it to you. It's more like pure eye candy as
>> it cannot really cope with larger graphs (i.e., more than a couple of
>> hundred vertices), but you can rotate the graphs around or put it in
>> auto-rotating mode.
> I'm not sure what the OP's exact use case is, but ubigraph might be
> something to look into:
> http://ubietylab.net/ubigraph/
> It's not exactly OSS, but still free to use, and the demos look damn cool,
> and it seems you can drive the graph creation/layout from within Python.
> -steve
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> Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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