Gephi for local food system social network analysis
Catherine Brinkley | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 06, 2016

Gephi for local food system social network analysis

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Gephi

I use Gephi in my research on social networks for the local food movement. Gephi allows me to write specific analysis programs and gather data on farm product movement through space in both distance and directionality while also analyzing the embeddedness of social networks.
  • Gephi enables me to create beautiful, publication-ready graphical images.
  • I can write programs to be incorporated in Gephi.
  • The open-source platform provides versatility and the GUI allows easy use.
  • I wish the geo layout function worked consistently, but I have learned to work around some of the quirks with the layout view.
I use excel spreadsheets and import them into Gephi. This works very well.
It is not very easy to share editable data from Gephi
Gephi is wonderfully suited for research and conducting follow-up social network analysis that GIS is too cumbersome for. It is less-well-suited for spatial statistical modeling, which is easier in programs like GeoDA, Stata, R, and GIS.

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