Eytan Adar and Joshua R. Tyler

As graph models are applied to more widely varying fields, researchers struggle with tools that are at times too general or too specific for their needs. The Zoomgraph system attempts to address this issue by allowing users to define graphs with complex node and edge attributes, and providing a command and scripting language to manipulate and explore these graphs. The tool, which is publicly available, also includes a zoomable visualization system for rendered graphs that allows users to smoothly move between graph views. Zoomgraph is a full featured graph analysis package with the ability to generate simple snapshots as well complex animations of dynamic graphs and to interface to external systems (such as the R statistical system). In this paper we will describe the Zoomgraph system and language and detail its novel features.

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