we are trying to come up with an algorithm (or a magic set of parameters) for force directed layout to be able to perform a layout where the most ‘significant’ nodes are placed in the centre of the document with less significant nodes placed radially outward from the centre.
I have created mini diagrams to help describe (approximately) what i’m trying to achieve.
The first diagram shows the layout of the nodes when we perform a digraph layout.
The second diagram shows an approximate layout that we would like to a achieve using a force directed layout.
I have tried to keep the node colours the same in both diagrams.
Could you provide any pointers about how we should approach implementing such a layout? Should we add extra JGoNetworkLinks between any of the nodes (besides those shown in the diagrams) to help the layout algorithm?