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:
- networkx has good tutorials but are not interactive <# #https://networkx.readthedocs.io/en/networkx-1.11/tutorial/tutorial.html#multigraphs>
- plot.ly is interactive but their examples are shit https://plot.ly/python/network-graphs/ and http://www.techpoweredmath.com/constructing-social-graph-twitter-plotly/
- igraph (now jgraph) has some weird conflict that prevents usage https://plot.ly/python/igraph-networkx-comparison/
i then tried desktop software: https://gephi.org which has a very weird nonintuitive UI but at least helps me consume my data.
- sigma js: https://github.com/jacomyal/sigma.js/releases/ requires you to position your nodes
- vis js http://visjs.org/network_examples.html is promising.
that’s where im at right now.