As organizations rely more and more on graph insight, the volume and complexity of data being visualized has exploded. The result: overloaded charts and overwhelmed analysts.
KeyLines combos are the perfect solution. They’re visual groupings of nodes and links, which can be styled, opened, closed, nested and moved around. They’re an intuitive and powerful way to explore your most complex networks.
Grouping nodes by a shared characteristic, we can simplify a complex view. Large datasets can be explored in a manageable and meaningful way:
It’s also possible to nest combos and transfer nodes between them, resulting in a more realistic – but still legible – representation of your original data.
Detail on demand
Users can open combos to see what’s inside, without cluttering the chart. This ‘detail on demand’ approach means insight can be uncovered without overwhelming the user.
Reveal links between groups
People form associations – gangs, cells, cliques, organizations. Using combos, you can observe inter-group dynamics and observe interactions between clusters and specific nodes.
Tidy the chart
Another use of combos is to merge duplicate nodes. If you suspect two nodes that are actually one person using an alias, or perhaps their name was misspelled and entered as a second time as a duplicate you can simply combine them into a single node in your chart and carry on.
This eliminates the need for users to make time-consuming changes in their original data, or commit to permanent changes without being certain their data is incorrect.