Analyze and visualize complex networks using Cytoscape with Packt's new e-book

April 2013 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant Cytoscape Complex Network Analysis How-to, a hands-on book that comes with step-by-step exercises to help the reader get familiar with Cytoscape. With the help of quick recipes, readers will be able to load, visualize, search, cluster, import and export networks, and manage plugins without a hitch. The book is out now and available from Packt in popular e-book formats such as pdf, mobi and e-pub.

About the Author:

Gang Su is a PhD candidate in Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan. He also has 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.

Cytoscape is an open source software platform for visualizing molecular interaction networks and biological pathways and integrating these networks with annotations, gene expression profiles, and other state data. Although Cytoscape was originally designed for biological research, it is now a general platform for complex network analysis and visualization. Cytoscape core distribution provides a basic set of features for data integration, analysis, and visualization.

With Instant Cytoscape Complex Network Analysis How-to, readers will learn to use VizMapper to configure visual styles. It will help teach readers to apply a variety of network layouts, identify clusters for functional mapping, and search using complex criteria. Readers will understand the access of remote resources and to export and save their work.

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Instant Cytoscape Complex Network Analysis How-to 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 readers quickly get a general idea without diving into too much detail.

This book is great for people who have basic knowledge of programming, network analysis, and Cytoscape usage but would like to visualize and explore some network data. Readers are expected to know the basic concepts of network data, and be capable of using text editing software to edit tabular data which is imported into Cytoscape. More information about the book can be found on the Packt book web page.


Instant Cytoscape Complex Network Analysis How-to
Use Cytoscape to import, search, annotate, visualize, and analyze networks

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