Mental-Map Preserving Visualisation of Partitioned Networks in Vanted

J Integr Bioinform. 2019 Jun 14;16(3):20190026. doi: 10.1515/jib-2019-0026.


Biological networks can be large and complex, often consisting of different sub-networks or parts. Separation of networks into parts, network partitioning and layouts of overview and sub-graphs are of importance for understandable visualisations of those networks. This article presents NetPartVis to visualise non-overlapping clusters or partitions of graphs in the Vanted framework based on a method for laying out overview graph and several sub-graphs (partitions) in a coordinated, mental-map preserving way.

Keywords: Data clustering; Graph drawing; Mental map preservation; Network analysis; Network visualization.

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Computational Biology*
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface*

Grants and funding

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Funder Id:, SFB-TRR 161).