[Gephi-plugins] Hello, working on a plugin for JavaScript Export

Mathieu Bastian mathieu.bastian at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 17:32:33 CEST 2011

This is fantastic work! I like how simple it is to create viewers and it's

Some suggestions:
- Instead of a HTML file export in the Vectorial Preview Export, what about
creating a dedicated export menu like Seadragon does?
- +1 for the title. Youc an use the workspace's name as default.
- I found in the past that hiding edges while zoom and pan can make
exploration faster. I don't know if its helping with a canvas but it could
be worth to try.
- It could be interesting to have your JSON format copy the GEXF format. For
instance drop the 'position' object and directly write 'x' and 'y'.
- It would be nice to be able to select edges as well

Congrats! Can't wait to have this plugin on the website!


On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 2:48 AM, Raphael Velt <raph.velt at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm new to this list ! (I'm a student in web design and development at the
> University of Paris 8)
> As a Gephi user, I have been working on integrating graphs in custom web
> applications. As a JavaScript developer, I decided to use this language to
> create these. Now, thanks to Sébastien Heymann's help, I'm contributing
> these as a plugin to generate web applications.
> This is a first version of the ExportJS plugin. At the moment, it can
> either export graph data as a JSON file (if you want to create an app around
> the data) or create a standalone application, as a single HTML file
> containing all the required styles and js libraries.
> I've done a lot of copying and pasting from other export plugins (namely
> the GEXF and Seadragon plugins) and I've used the json.org/java libraries
> to write the JSON file.
> As I am a Java / NetBeans / Gephi plugin newbie, please inform me if I've
> made mistakes or used bad practices.
> The result is a new branch in Launchpad :
> https://code.launchpad.net/~raph-velt/gephi/export-js
> Here are improvements I'm thinking of :
>    - Adding an options UI allowing a few tweaks
>       - Adding a title to the webpage
>       - Putting the libraries in the page or fetching them from the Google
>       CDN.
>    - Implementing the LongTask API (though the graphs for which you'd need
>    a progressbar would probably also slow down the browser)
> Thanks in advance for your feedback and suggestions !
> --
> Raphaël Velt
> twitter: @RaphV <http://twitter.com/raphv>
>  raph.velt at gmail.com
> http://raphaelve.lt
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