Journal of Visualization

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 417–432 | Cite as

The Graph Landscape: using visual analytics for graph set analysis

  • Andrew Kennedy
  • Karsten KleinEmail author
  • An Nguyen
  • Florence Ying Wang
Regular Paper


In a variety of research and application areas, graphs are an important structure for data modeling and analysis. While graph properties can have a crucial influence on the performance of graph algorithms, and thus on the outcome of experiments, often only basic analysis of the graphs under investigation in an experimental evaluation is performed and a few characteristics are reported in publications. We present Graph Landscape, a concept for the visual analysis of graph set properties. The Graph Landscape aims to support researchers to explore graphs and graph sets regarding their properties, to allow to select good experimental test sets, analyze newly generated sets, compare sets and assess the validity (or range) of experimental results and corresponding conclusions.

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Graphs Multidimensional data Visualization Analysis 



We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Australian Research Council through Discovery Project Grant DP140100077. We also thank Peter Eades for fruitful discussions and his advice on and support of the project. Some of the work has been done while K. Klein was with the University of Sydney.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.CSIROMelbourneAustralia

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