Homework#8


TreeMap:

The biggest challenge was to generate an intresting tree map without getting something similar to the most popular D3 TreeMap example. I used google charts but the data needed alot of reformatting. I used open refine to change the json format to a 2 column format understood by google Docs. The second problem I faced was that google charts doesn't consider case senstivity when handling data, so I had to rename alot of fields to solve the mislinkage.



NodeXL:

The previous image shows the initial plot of my Facebook network. It seems very interconnected to the level of not getting any output from it.


In the previous plot I was able to group them and spot members that I worked with in a company called POET, still not much to get.


I was also able to group them into 5 groups: Family, Friends, Co-workers in ISFP, Co-workers in POET, and the rest. It was intresting to see that all my groups are inter-related. To my surprise some of my co-workers were friends with to my wife and other family members.


In the previous plot I tried to explore the relation between my family members and my other friends from different groups.

What I found didn't like about NodeXL, it is not easy to explore and the documentation is not very helpful. I wanted to make group with multiple parameters for example I wanted to see who in my network is (single, married), and (male, female). I wasn't able to have this classification easily.

 

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