Graph Visualization Software References

Otter

Otter
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General software information
Author
CAIDA society
Website
http://www.caida.org/tools/visualization/otter/
Presentation
Otter is a historical CAIDA tool used for visualizing arbitrary network data that can be expressed as a set of nodes, links or paths.
Supported
No
Specific software information
Graph type
2D or 3D
2D graph
Graph size
Less than 100 000 nodes
Type
Simple graphs
Field of uses
Description
Tool for Topology Display.
Possible uses
Otter was developed to handle visualization tasks for a wide variety of Internet data, including data sets on topology, workload, performance, and routing. to visualize: multicast and unicast topology databases, core BGP routing tables, reachability and delay measurements, SNMP data, and web site directory structures.
Software characteristics
Handling
1. each data set may have a different number of attributes, or particular characteristics of the data of visualization interest; 2. attributes may be of different types; 3. nodes, links, and paths, and attributes may have fundamentally different semantics across data sets; 4. some graph layout algorithms may not make sense for some data sets.
Interactivity with the graph
Manually tuning the graph layout, changing the status of root nodes (i.e., turning non-root nodes into roots and vice versa), moving nodes or sub-trees around, and focusing on a specific region of the graph.
Technical aspects
Software size
large graphs
Development language
Java
Operating system
Java enabled OS
Main references
Article
B. Huffaker, K. Claffy, E. Nemeth "Tools to Visualize the Internet multicast backbone", http://www.caida.org/outreach/papers/1999/manta/
Website
http://www.caida.org/tools/visualization/otter/paper/
Applications based on this library (only for libraries)
Cost and license
Cost and license
Free
Download link
http://www.caida.org/tools/visualization/otter/source/
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