Visualization Samples, Libraries and other Pointers

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6 Gorgeous Facebook Visualizations logo.png Like every complex network, Facebook offers unlimited possibilities of visual representation of the various connections between its users. Stan et al have chosen six beautiful visualizations that will awaken the (visual) geek within you. link
60 Minutes - The Internet is Infected logo.png Lesley Stahl reports on computer viruses that propagate on the Internet and infect PCs, which enable their creators often called "cyber gangs" to learn the information they need to electronically rob bank accounts. (Includes heatmap visualizations.) link
AfterGlow logo.png AfterGlow is a collection of scripts which facilitate the process of generating graphs. link
EmpiresDecline empires-decline.png This is mainly an experimentation with soft bodies using toxi's verlet springs. The data refers to the evolution of the top 4 maritime empires of the XIX and XX centuries by extent. The visual emphasis is on their decline link
Firewall Log Treemap logo.png This treemap was generated with the Treemap 4.1 tool from University of Maryland link
FlowMatrix logo.png FlowMatrix - Network Behavior Analysis System link
Gephi logo.png Gephi is an open-source software for visualizing and analyzing large networks graphs. Gephi uses a 3D render engine to display graphs in real-time and speed up the exploration. link
glTail.rb logo.png View real-time data and statistics from any logfile on any server with SSH, in an intuitive and entertaining way. link
Gource logo.png Gource is a software version control visualization tool. Software projects are displayed by Gource as an animated tree with the root directory of the project at its centre. Directories appear as branches with files as leaves. Developers can be seen working on the tree at the times they contributed to the project. link
GraphMovie logo.png GraphMovie: A Library for Generating Movies from Dynamic Graphs with igraph. link
Just Landed Tweets logo.png A compelling animated map visualization that focuses on revealing interesting data hidden in a social network information stream, here the travel information gathered from people's public Twitter streams by searching for the term 'Just landed in...'. link
Network Weather Map logo.png Weathermap is a network visualisation tool, to take data you already have and show you an overview of your network in map form. link
OSM 2008: A Year of Edits logo.png Open Street Map: A Year of Edits. An animation showing edits to the ? project during 2008. ?OpenStreetMap is a wiki-style map of the world and this animation displays a white flash each time a way is entered or updated. Some edits are a result of a physical local survey by a contributor with a GPS unit and taking notes, other edits are done remotely using aerial photography or out-of-copyright maps, and some are bulk imports of official data. link
Picviz logo.png Picviz is a parallel coordinates plotter which enables easy scripting from various input (tcpdump, syslog, iptables logs, apache logs, etc..) to visualize your data and discover interesting results quickly. link
Prefuse logo.png Prefuse is a set of software tools for creating rich interactive data visualizations. link logo.png Voyagers and Voyeurs: Supporting Asynchronous Collaborative Information Visualization link
SilentRunner logo.png SilentRunner® enables you to answer the difficult question of "What happened?" in the aftermath of a security incident by tackling the complicated tasks of capturing, analyzing and visualizing network data. It is a passive network monitoring solution that visualizes network activity by creating a dynamic picture of communication flows, swiftly uncovering break-in attempts, weaknesses, abnormal usage, policy violations and misuse, and anomalies — before, during and after an incident. link
TheJit logo.png Customize Nodes and Edges The JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit provides tools for creating Interactive Data Visualizations for the Web. link
Visualizing the Grid logo.png The U.S. electric grid is a complex network of independently owned and operated power plants and transmission lines. Aging infrastructure, combined with a rise in domestic electricity consumption, has forced experts to critically examine the status and health of the nation's electrical systems link
yEd logo.png yEd is a very powerful graph editor that can be used to quickly and effectively generate drawings and to apply automatic layouts to a range of different diagrams and networks. link
ZGRviewer Navigation logo.png Topology-Aware Navigation in Large Networks link
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Linked in pages: OSM 2008: A Year of Edits, glTail.rb,, Gource, Prefuse, FlowMatrix, Network Weather Map, 6 Gorgeous Facebook Visualizations, EmpiresDecline, Picviz, Firewall Log Treemap, TheJit, Just Landed Tweets, GraphMovie, SilentRunner, AfterGlow, yEd, 60 Minutes - The Internet is Infected, Visualizing the Grid, ZGRviewer Navigation, Gephi