Network Analysis with Gephi
This two class course will introduce the attendees to Gephi.
Gephi is a free and open-source network analysis and visualisation framework. It was created with the idea of providing a friendly user interface for interacting with a rich set of network analysis and visualisation capabilities. The goal of the Gephi project is to provide a powerful tool that is focused on the visual elements of networks, has a friendly graphical user interface and, most importantly, a smooth learning curve. Gephi’s simplicity and strongly visual component allows people without any coding skills to experiment with these techniques. It also supports third-party plugins, which greatly extend Gephi’s functionalities.
Network analysis and visualisation tools and techniques provide an interesting approach to empirical (relational) data from a new angle. Interactive frameworks for network analysis and visualisation such as Gephi enable intuitive exploration of the relations we call networks. The highly interactive quality of Gephi makes it perfect to uncover hidden and complex patterns and structures that emerge from the data. Network analysis focuses on relations, a highly abstract notion that can be applied to many different things (e.g., social interactions and elements within textual corpora).
This is a beginner level course. No previous knowledge on the topic is required/expected and the trainer will cover the basics of the method.
Those who have registered to take part will receive an email with full details on how to get ready for the course.
After taking part in this event, you may decide that you need some further help in applying what you have learnt to your research. If so, you can book a Data Surgery meeting with one of our training fellows.
If you’re new to this training event format, or to CDCS training events in general, read more on what to expect from CDCS training. Here you will also find details of our cancellation and no-show policy, which applies to this event.
Digital Scholarship Centre
Digital Scholarship Centre, 6th floor
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ