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Google Summer of Code 2010 GenMAPP, Cytoscape, WikiPathways & Reactome

Proposal for the Implementation of Edge-Weighted Force Directed layout for Cytoscapeweb

by Tomithy for GenMAPP, Cytoscape, WikiPathways & Reactome

Force Directed Layout does not perform very well for a dense graph with large number of edges (possibly >1000) due to visual cluttering. This means that cytoscapeweb’s key network visualization tool cannot function for networks with large number edges. Hence, • Geometric - Based Edge Clustering • Forced – Directed Edge Bundling (FDEB) Are offered as solution to this problem to reduce visual complexity.