: Alexandre Barão.
:This layout uses an isometric perspective to visualize networks. I.e. it generates 3D coordinates for all network nodes. Thus, is a method for the visual representation of three-dimensional nodes in two dimensions.
Isometric Layout Gephi Plugin can be used to split a network into distinct Z-Layers (e.g. to better visualize high-performers and/or low-performers, or communities after using modularity algorithms).
Besides, computed Z-layers can be used in Gephi ranking and/or partition procedures.
To use it is quite simple, network nodes should have an attribute containing “[z]” in its name. E.g. something like “Degree [z]” or "YourNodeColumn[z]". The IsometricLayout
will compute and segment z-Levels regarding your "[z]" column values (with any ranges). If your network don't have a "[z]" column, no problem, all nodes will be placed in Z-Layer 0 (Zero).
Please, see the Learning Trail
Cite Isometric Layout
Alexandre Barão (2014). The Gephi Isometric Layout.
[Online]. Available: http://www.relationalcapitalvalue.com/gephiplugins.html