Network Infographic - What is Graph Category for?

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Was looking at the infographic Network, but didn't see what the two category inputs were for.  Any more documentation?

https://www.datameer.com/documentation/display/DAS60/Network

Jeff Weidner

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    Joel Stewart

    Jeff, I agree that the documentation currently is incomplete regarding these inputs. I've submitted a request to our Documentation team on your behalf to get these additional configuration options documented. We'll get that page updated soon. 

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    Evan Haveman

    Jeff, the two category fields allow you to specify a color dimension for the chart. Given that the source and target fields each specify node IDs, the category fields specify their categories.

    Let's say you had a network of friend relationships and you wanted to color the nodes according to political affiliation (republican/democrat). You would want to setup the data like so:

    S,T,SC,TC

    Adam,Bob,R,D

    Adam,Carl,R,R

    Bob,Carl,D,R

    Bob,Dave,D,D

    Dave,Adam,D,R

    etc.

    The resulting chart would have nodes where the republicans are one color and the democrats are another.

    It is important here that each time a node is referenced in a row, it has the same category value. In the above example, Adam is listed 3 times and in each case has category R.

    Hope that helps!

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