The Fifth Elephant 2013

An Event on Big Data and Cloud Computing

Visualising networks

Submitted by Anand S (@sanand0) on Thursday, 2 May 2013

Section: Analytics and Visualization Technical level: Intermediate

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This talk shows ways of visualising network data at a large and a small scale.


Network structures are everywhere: in social media, telecom, airports, banking, as well as a number of somewhat unusual places: fraudulent tea auctions, examination halls, and works of fiction.

We'll start with traditional hierarchical and node-link visuals, but a number of new techniques have emerged over the last few years -- such as attribute-driven layouts, pivot graphs, grouped means, etc.

You'll see examples of these applied to real-life datasets, and the stories that these tell.

Speaker bio

Anand is a data scientist at Gramener, a data visualisation company.



  • Srinivasan Seshadri (@sesh) 6 years ago

    the more info you provide the better it will help people vote accordingly.

    so would be awesome to provide some perspective on what these visualizations are and pointers to some public domain info about them (if there is). If it is very proprietary and is not known to the outside world then some examples of how people have benefitted and what you expect the audience to take away and benefit from this talk would be great..

  • t3rmin4t0r (@t3rmin4t0r) 6 years ago

    Post some screenshots, if you can - I googled, but words like “pivot graphs” just turns up excel tutorials.

  • Anand S (@sanand0) Proposer 6 years ago

    Let’s not spoil the surprise, shall we :-)

  • Daku Ji (@someguy) 6 years ago

    Is there some Visualization for infrastructure dependency mapping? I mean I was kind of working on capturing these dependencies of an application service on it infrastructure.. i am already representing these as a graph.. nodes being infrastructure piece, relationship representing dependencies etcetra..

  • Anand S (@sanand0) Proposer 6 years ago

    Not much, actually. There will be a few examples with D3, though.

  • Anand S (@sanand0) Proposer 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago)

    Here’re some screenshots.

  • Abhishek Kasina (@akasina9) 6 years ago

    Will you be using d3.js at the demo, because most of the screenshots look like them?

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