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Style: Nodes color

If all your nodes or edges have the same color, it is difficult to distinguish differences between them without looking at their individual properties. A great way to circumvent that issue is to choose to color the nodes according to a certain property.

For example, our nodes may have a country property that we would like to highlight, thus Linkurious enables us to color the nodes according to a particular property, here country.

This way, a French and a German start-up will have different colors. It will be easier to distinguish them visually.

In the picture below, we see that the start-up Twitter is connected to many investors. At first glance we have no idea where those investors are coming from.

First of all, let's open the design panel on the right corner of the screen and hit the Design tab. We can see all node properties. We click on the color button along the property country to color nodes by this property.

We see:

  • The different values associated with the country property (CAN, GBR, JPN, RUS, USA);
  • The number of occurrences of each value there is (there are 20 nodes with the value USA);
  • Which color is associated to which value (USA is green)

Notice that the nodes that do not have a country property remain in grey.

To color the nodes according to another property, we first unset colors by clicking on the same color button:

Then, we can click on the color button of another property.