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Basic Guide to Using Gephi

This guide will teach you about Gephi

How to set up Gephi

Step 1: Import Report that will give you a report of number of nodes, edges and type of graph

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Step 2: Graph Visualization: Use your mouse to move and scale the visualization, and Locate the “Edge Thickness” slider on the bottom

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A graph should now show


Step 3: Layout the graph: Set up the attributes of your graph & Control the layout

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Step 4: Set up the color, and the result table

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Step 5: Metrics – Calculate the average path length for the network

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Metrics Setting

Metric Result

Step 6: Ranking Size - three new values need to be set up

  • Betweeness Centrality

  • Closeness Centrality

  • Eccentricity

Then, click on the size icon and set up the size.

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Step 7: Layout Adjustment

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Step 8: Show labels – Display node labels, label size setup and set it with the scale slider

Step 9 to step 11 (Community-detection, partition, filter) are more advanced skills.  Please see the tutorial file directly for practice. 

Step 12: Preview – Select the preview tab to preview your analysis graph

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Previewed Graph

Step 13: Export & Save the project 

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