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Network Chart Mod for Spotfire® 2.0.0 (Spotfire 11.4 LTS+)

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Visualize relationships and connections between data points.



The network chart mod visualizes relationships and connections between data points. It is useful for display of data, where multiple types of relationships exist, by providing an interactive and configurable network representation. To perform an in-depth analysis of relationships within the data, panning and zooming capabilities are available.

This network chart is a force-directed chart, which means it simulates forces between the network nodes to render a visually appealing and understandable representation of a network.

Network charts have many use cases. You can use them to analyze connections between people through online, social, and physical interactions, to detect fraud, to analyze products, trends, and impact in for example marketing and sales, to analyze processes and data correlation, and even to provide explainability in data science and machine learning models.

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Spotfire® Analyst

Download this mod and follow the instructions below to open the mod in Spotfire Analyst:

  1. Open Spotfire® Analyst, and create an analysis by loading some data.
  2. Unzip the downloaded file, and locate the .mod file in the unzipped folder.
  3. Drag the file into the analysis.
  4. The visualization mod is added to the analysis.
  5. To learn more about the capabilities and limitations of this visualization mod, read the user guide located in the downloaded folder.

For general information on how to use and share visualization mods, read the Spotfire documentation.

Data Requirement

To make the network chart mod work properly, the underlying data must be formatted in a certain way. A data table with at least two columns is required. One column should contain nodes in the network, for example, names of people or objects. A second column should contain values that have a subordinate relation to the nodes in the first column. These two columns are referred to as Column1 and Column2 in the Network Chart Properties.

For detailed information on data requirements, the available settings, and an example of how to set up the visualization, read the mod's community article..

Help & Support

This Mod for Spotfire® is not supported by Support.

In the event of issues or to suggest features and enhancements, submit an issue in the Mod's GitHub repository.

For general questions about Mods, please post a question in the Forum for Extensions & Mods.


2.0.0 (Spotfire 11.4 LTS and later)
March 2022
- Supports standard marking behavior on the network chart nodes and end nodes
- Changing the display labels and applying color to options no longer cause the network to redraw
- Altering any axis other than Source and Target no longer causes the network to redraw
- Network chart is less reactive to drag, click and other interactions
- Increases the range of network strength options
- Adds option to specify the size of end nodes i.e. those values that do not appear in your Source column data
- Adds option to specify the color of end nodes i.e. those values that do not appear in your Source column data
- Minor aesthetic changes to the options menu
- Removes option for setting distance per link
- Settings on the top left now display properly on dark themes
- Optimized redraw logic to improve overall performance
- Additional columns setting has been removed
- Spotfire 11.4 LTS is now the minimum required version

1.0.1 (Spotfire 11.0 and later)
February 2021
- Fix certificate problem
- New icon

1.0.0 (Spotfire 11.0 and later)
December 2021
- Initial release

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