Layout of boxes - grouping by vertex attribute

Nov 22, 2012 at 3:06 AM

One more question from me and I'll keep quiet :-)

I have grouped by network by attribute and get a really insightful layout.

I am wondering what determines the positioning of the boxes and if I am able to move the boxes around? This would help me test out a couple of different scenarios.

Also, the grouping I have chosen is based on a location attribute, so I would like to move the groups that are in close physical proximity in real life to also be close on the map.

Is that possible? Is there anyway I can influence the positioning, or sequencing of the boxes?

Nov 22, 2012 at 2:05 PM


Thank you for the interest in NodeXL!

Boxes in the Group-in-a-box layout are ordered by the number of nodes assigned to that group, sorted largest to smallest.

Boxes are not user modifiable in the current version of NodeXL.

Geographic maps are not explicitly supported in NodeXL.  However, some users (with effort) have used a map image as the background for their network and manually reposition nodes to appropriate positions.  This is not easy to do with the "Group-in-a-box" feature turned on.

We have geomapped networks on the list of possible work items but it is not yet the highest priority work item.  Stay tuned!