Is it possible for node attributes to have 'spells'

Asked by Eamonn on 2011-10-25

Very excited about the gexf format.

I have successfully imported gexf formal into gephi, using spells to indicate the creation/deletion of links and nodes.

My data, as well a much real world data, has one extra dynamic component: node attributes change over time. For example, in a social network, the marital status of a node changes over time, or a boolean representing whether they committed fraud or not has changed.

Is it / will it be possible to represent these changing node attributes in gexf using spells? Are there plans to support this functionality?

Thanks.

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Hi,

It's possible without spells: checkout the first sample on http://gexf.net/format/dynamics.html
Especially:

            <node id="1" label="Network">
                <attvalues>
                    <attvalue for="2" value="1" end="2009-03-01"/>
                    <attvalue for="2" value="2" start="2009-03-01" end="2009-03-10"/>
                    <attvalue for="2" value="1" start="2009-03-10"/>
                </attvalues>
            </node>

The attribute of ID #2 takes different values over time. That's it :)

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