Visualizing a set of Hiveplots with Neo4j by Max De Marzi.
If you want to learn more about Hive Plots, take a look at his website and this presentation (it is quite large at 20 MB). I cannot do it justice in this short blog post, and in all honestly haven’t had the time to study it properly.
Today I just want to give you a little taste of Hiveplots. I am going to visualize the github graphs of nine languages you might not have heard of: Boo, Dylan, Factor, Gosu, Mirah, Nemerle, Nu, Parrot, Self. I’m not going to show you how to create the graph this time, because this is real data we are using. You can take a look at it on the data folder in github.
The graph is basically: (Language)–(Repository)–(User). There are two relationships between Repository and User, wrote and forked.
Hive plots are an effort by Martin Krzywinski to enable viewers of a graph visualization to distinguish between two or more graphs and to recognize key features of those graphs. His website is: http://www.hiveplot.com/.