20110929 NodeXL Twitter Pawcon Graph Network

NodeXL (v.174) throws a curve: edges that bend (a bit)

Curved edges have arrived in NodeXL (v. 174).

Here is a network visualization with all the edges drawn as straight lines:

The same network graph can be drawn with slightly curved edges:

The result is a slight improvement in readability.

To start, the edges curve just a bit.  Soon, we will allow user control over the extent of the curvature.

Turn on curved edges by checking the box in the Graph Options dialog accessed from the graph pane.