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Style: Nodes size

By default all the nodes have the same size. It is possible though to choose to map the size of nodes to certain properties. This way it will be possible to visualize that property.

This technique only applies to quantitative properties.

This works similarly to the coloring functionality of Linkurious. Coloring and sizing can be combined to make powerful visualizations.

For example Andreessen Horowitz is a leading VC firm with 127 edges to different companies it has funded. Which companies have received the most funding? Hard to know by simply looking at this graph.

We are going to size the different companies according to their funding_total property in order to visualize which are the most successful.

We click on the upper right corner to open up the design panel.

We move the mouse to funding_total. In addition to being able to color the nodes according to that property, it is possible to size the nodes. Linkurious can do that for any property that has numerical values.

We are going to select the Size icon.

A new menu appears. It makes it possible to set the Min/max size difference, the difference in size between the node with the lowest value and the node with the highest value.

If we want to view the difference in funding_total we set the Min/max size difference to 12.

Now we can see that few outliers appear as nodes larger than the other nodes.

The larger nodes represent companies like Airbnb, Box, Pinterest or Zynga. We can quickly identify them as the most successful investments of Andreessen Horowitz.