drawing network graphs

i spent a lot of time in a hellhole today looking at network graphs ([tutorial(https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~cm542/teaching/2011/stna-pdfs/stna-lecture11.pdf)).

this is still typical of the python space: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/35830941/creating-network-graphs

basically there are only a few options to do network graphs in python and none of them are good:

i then tried desktop software: https://gephi.org which has a very weird nonintuitive UI but at least helps me consume my data.

so i turned to javascript

that’s where im at right now.