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Visualizing Graph Data: What role do existing libraries play in book?

 
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I noticed that a lot of the references in the table of content in your book mention existing libraries such as Gephi and KeyLines.  What's the balance in the book between introducing general topics and using established libraries?  

Also, I thought it might be fun to take a crack at writing some graph visualization code in Java, though I'm not really sure how to go about doing that.  Is your book a good place to get started?

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Hello,

The first few chapters of the book are about graph visualization more generically, but the second part is about how to implement those concepts in software. Gephi is an application, while KeyLines is a javascript library. I don't really use Java much in the book, as I focus on graph visualization on the web where javascript is more useful.

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