hints & tips, links // 2011.01.14 08:22:58 [hh]

Graphen-Visualisierung mit "arbor.js"

Wer Zusammenhänge oder Beziehungen visualisieren will oder eine ansprechende Alternative zu hierarchischen Menüs in Form eines animierten Partikel-Systems sucht, der sollte sich in jedem Fall das kostenlose und auf jQuery" basierende Open-Source-Projekt "arbor.js" ("a graph visualization library using web workers and jQuery") von Christian Swinehart ("Samizdat Drafting Co.") genauer anschauen.

"Arbor is a graph visualization library built with web workers and jQuery. Rather than trying to be an all-encompassing framework, arbor provides an efficient, force-directed layout algorithm plus abstractions for graph organization and screen refresh handling.

It leaves the actual screen-drawing to you. This means you can use it with canvas, SVG, or even positioned HTML elements; whatever display approach is appropriate for your project and your performance needs.

As a result, the code you write with it can be focused on the things that make your project unique – the graph data and your visual style – rather than spending time on the physics math that makes the layouts possible."

Weitere Informationen: