Instant Cytoscape Complex Network Analysis How-to

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  • Use VizMapper to configure visual styles
  • Apply a variety of network layouts
  • Identify clusters for functional mapping
  • Search using complex criteria
  • Introduction to popular plugins
  • Access remote resources
  • Export and save your work

Analyzing and visualizing networks for some of us has been quite difficult, although network typed data has been growing rapidly in almost all kinds of disciplines. Visualization of a network from its text or form can dramatically aid the intuitive human exploration and discovery of key features or functions. Cytoscape is a great tool for this purpose – no matter if you want to find out about a friendship group on Facebook or what a protein-protein interaction looks like.

Cytoscape Complex Network Analysis How-to is a hands-on book that provides you with step-by-step exercises to help you get familiar with Cytoscape. With the help of quick recipes, you will be able to load, visualize, search, cluster, import and export networks, and manage plugins without a hitch.

This book begins with an overview of the book (setup, basics, load networks), then progresses to VizMapper, layout and search functions, and concludes with plugins, clustering, remote services, and data export. Every recipe is designed very concisely to help you quickly get a general idea without diving into too much detail.

You will also learn how to build your own video player using jQuery, or by using one of the pre-built libraries available. We will also take a look at adding functionality such as lightbox effects, or subtitles, as well as how to publish videos to popular hosting sites, such as YouTube or VideoBin. If you want to take advantage of using the new HTML5 video format, then this is the book for you.

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Import and export networks using different formats
  • Use Vizmapper and layouts to customize the looks of your networks
  • Search for nodes and edges of interest
Page Count 76
Course Length 2 hours 16 minutes
ISBN 9781849519816
Date Of Publication 26 Mar 2013


Gang Su

Gang Su is a PhD candidate in Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan. He has also an MA in Statistics and an MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He began to engage in the Cytoscape community in 2008, when he first participated in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and accomplished a Cytoscape plugin project. He then co-mentored and mentored students for Cytoscape GSoC projects for the following three years. He has extensive working experience with Cytoscape, and developed several Cytoscape plugins for network visualization, clustering, and attribute search.