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Visualizing Graph Data by Corey L. Lanum

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Chapter 1. Getting to know graph visualization

This chapter covers

  • Getting to know graphs as data models
  • Why graphs are a useful way to think about data
  • When to visualize graphs, and the node-link drawing concept
  • Other visualizations of graph data and when they’re useful

In December 2001, the Enron Corporation filed for what was at the time the largest ever corporate bankruptcy. Its stock had fallen from a high of $90 per share the previous year to $0.61, decimating its employees’ pensions and shareholders’ investments in it. The FBI’s investigation into this collapse became the largest white-collar criminal investigation in history as they seized over 3,000 boxes of documents and 4 terabytes of data. Among the information seized were ...

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