Physical Networks

Oct 26, 2009 at 8:46 PM

Is it possible to create a physical network where one can assign coordinates to the vetices and distances for the edges?

Oct 26, 2009 at 9:52 PM
Edited Oct 27, 2009 at 5:58 AM

You can assign coordinates to the vertices like so:

1. Select the Vertices worksheet by clicking the Vertices tab in the lower-left corner of the Excel window.

2. In the Excel ribbon, select NodeXL, Show/Hide, Workbook Columns, Layout.

3. If the Vertices worksheet is empty because the graph hasn't been shown yet, click Show Graph in the graph pane or select NodeXL, Data, Prepare Data, Get Vertices From Edge List.

4. In the Vertices worksheet, fill in the X and Y columns, and set the Locked? column to Yes.

NodeXL will then display your vertices at the specified coordinates.

I do not know what you mean by "distances for the edges."  NodeXL will draw edges between the vertices, wherever you have placed them.

-- Tony

Oct 28, 2009 at 3:00 AM

Thanks!  That should help!

What I meant for distances was lengths of the edges connecting two vertices.  Since vertices can be assigned coordinates, then the distance will already be set, so there is no real need to put a distance between vertices.