Force-directed spherical networks visualization

  • Stack: C#, WPF
  • Year: 2015

C# client using WPF for force-directed visualization of networks in 2-dimensional closed space, i.e. on the surface of a sphere. The client software offers several ways to customize the visuals and bind valued ties and actor attributes to the size of graphical objects. The client software implements a Fruchterman-Reingold force-layout algorithm where euclidean distances are replaced with great circle distances: the purpose of the client being to experiment whether close-space visualizations can yield better goodness-of-fits (such as Kruskal stress indices) compared to the traditional open-space visualizers.