Tips and Tricks

This section will outline of of the features and tools in the Graphistry UI that might have gone overlooked, or need a further explanation. Dive in!

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Use the Data brush to inpect groups

The data brush helps quick inspection of groups of nodes or edges. To use the data brush, select it from the top toolbar. The button automatically opens the data inspector, and you may also want to open the histogram panel.

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Now that the brush is toggled, click and drag over a collection of nodes and edges. A region of the screen will be selected, and the histogram panel will highlight which values they represent.

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The inspector panel will likewise filter based on the selection. Switch to the node or edges panel of the inspector panel to see the corresponding elements, and sort based on the type of column of interest.

Click-drag the data brush selection to understand a different region.

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Prune Isolated Nodes & Central Magnet

In many datasets, especially after filtering, nodes will become disconnected from the rest of graph. There are two useful techniques for working with them:

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Hide them by enabling the Prune Isolated Nodes toggle on the bottom left of the screen.

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If you’d still like to see them, but without the clutter, perform step one, and then use the “move” feature to move the remaining graph to elsewhere on the screen. Disable the Prune Isolated Nodes toggle to show the individual nodes again, except no longer interleaved with the graph.

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