Exporting and Displaying Scraperwiki Datasets Using the Google Visualisation API

In Visualising Networks in Gephi via a Scraperwiki Exported GEXF File I gave an example of how we can publish arbitrary serialised output file formats from Scraperwiki using the GEXF XML file format as a specific example. Of more general use, however, may be the ability to export Scraperwiki data using the Google visualisation API … Continue reading “Exporting and Displaying Scraperwiki Datasets Using the Google Visualisation API”

Visualising Networks in Gephi via a Scraperwiki Exported GEXF File

How do you visualise data scraped from the web using Scraperwiki as a network using a graph visualisation tool such as Gephi? One way is to import the a two-dimensional data table (i.e. a CSV file) exported from Scraperwiki into Gephi using the Data Explorer, but at times this can be a little fiddly and … Continue reading “Visualising Networks in Gephi via a Scraperwiki Exported GEXF File”

Infoskills 2.012 – Practical Exercises in Social Media Network Analysis #change11

As ever, it seems the longer I have to prepare something, the less likely I am to do it. I was supposed to be running a #change11 MOOC session this week – Infoskills 2.012 How to do a lot with a little – but having had it in the diary for a 6 months or … Continue reading “Infoskills 2.012 – Practical Exercises in Social Media Network Analysis #change11”

Visualising Twitter Friend Connections Using Gephi: An Example Using the @WiredUK Friends Network

To corrupt a well known saying, “cook a man a meal and he’ll eat it; teach a man a recipe, and maybe he’ll cook for you…”, I thought it was probably about time I posted the recipe I’ve been using for laying out Twitter friends networks using Gephi, not least because I’ve been generating quite … Continue reading “Visualising Twitter Friend Connections Using Gephi: An Example Using the @WiredUK Friends Network”

Slides from OU Rise Library Analytics Workshop: Rambling about Visualisation

For what it’s worth, slides from my presentation yesterday… As ever, they’re largely pointless without commentary… … and even with the commentary, it was all a bit more garbled than usual (I forgot to breathe, had no real idea in my own mind what I wanted to say, etc etc…) On reflection, here’s what I … Continue reading “Slides from OU Rise Library Analytics Workshop: Rambling about Visualisation”

Orange Visual Visualisation Tool

A few days ago, I came across a drag’n’drop, wire it together visualisation and data analysis tool called Orange. Here’s a quick run through of some of the basics (at least, a run through of the first few things I tried to do with the tool…) First off, we need some data. Orange likes TSV … Continue reading “Orange Visual Visualisation Tool”

First Pass, Quick Look at the UK MPs’ Twitter Network

As well as hashtag communities, where membership is implicitly determined by virtue of using a particualr hashtag, it also struck me that curated lists might also represent a view over a community as identified explicitly by whoever is curating the list. So for example, if we take the Guardian’s list of Twittering MPs, we can … Continue reading “First Pass, Quick Look at the UK MPs’ Twitter Network”

A Quick Visualisation of Pingbacked Posts in OUseful.info Using Gephi

In a couple of recent posts, I’ve shown how it’s possible to extract and visualise the internal link structure (the “autopingback graph”) of a WordPress blog. It’s also easy enough to extract linkage information from a WordPress export file that shows who’s been linking to which posts… Building on the code I posted in The … Continue reading “A Quick Visualisation of Pingbacked Posts in OUseful.info Using Gephi”

Preliminary Thoughts on Visualising the OpenEd09 Twitter Network

The wealth of activity on the #opened09 Twitterstream keeps stealing my attention, and has got me thinking about how we might start to analyse the structure of the network around the hashtag, in part so we can understand information flow through that part of the open education network better. So what’s come to mind? Here … Continue reading “Preliminary Thoughts on Visualising the OpenEd09 Twitter Network”

Thoughts on Visualising the OU Twitter Network…

“Thoughts”, because I don’t have time to do this right now, (although it shouldn’t take that long to pull together? Maybe half a day, at most?) and also to give a glimpse into to the sort of thinking I’d do walking the dog, in between having an initial idea about something to hack together, and … Continue reading “Thoughts on Visualising the OU Twitter Network…”