Graph Layout in Java

11. February, 2009

If you need to layout a graph in Java, these might help:

  • yed Free version of a once commercial framework
  • prefuse.org very slick transitions; you will want to use Java 6
  • jung great demos, doesn’t look as slick as prefuse but might be more powerful.
  • gvf Just the basics, probably dead, too.
  • JGraph – commercial, thanks to David@jgraph.com.

There is also a collection of algorithms for graphs: JGraphT It uses JGraph as the default UI library but you can use the algorithms without that.


prefuse – Information Visualization Toolkit

20. June, 2008

If you’re looking for a cool way to visualize your data for the user in Java, try prefuse. The examples are impressive.