This is an introduction tutorial about layouts in Gephi. It will guide you to the basic and advanced layout settings in Gephi. You will learn how to use various layouts in Gephi according to the feature you want to emphasis in the topology and the size of the network, how to avoid node overlapping and how to do some geometric transformations.

Follow the Quick Start tutorial to learn the basic steps.

pdf Tutorial: Download it in PDF.

Plugins requirement:


The tutorial uses the LesMiserables, Airlines and Internet Core Routers sample datasets. You can find other network datasets on the wiki.


  • Introduction
  • Run
  • Choice
  • ForceAtlas
  • Fruchterman-Reingold
  • YifanHu Multilevel
  • OpenOrd
  • ForceAtlas 2
  • Circular Layout
  • Radial Axis Layout
  • Geographic map
  • Node overlapping
  • Geometric transform
  • Conclusion