Hi Jaap, thanks for the answer. I think that a simple export as Graphviz will be enough to test other visualization tools. How can I get it? Before the Graphviz is rendered, is the file stored in any temp folder that I can access?
Alternatively, how can I get a structured export of the current notebook and/or access the sqlite database? Is this even possible? Bests Marco Cevoli Traduttore tecnico. Grafico. Congiungitore di punti. Technical translator. Graphic designer. Joiner-of-dots. ------------------------------------------------------- http://www.marcocevoli.com i...@marcocevoli.com t 34 675 800 826 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My t-shirt shop: http://vulnavia.spreadshirt.net My latest projects: http://www.qabiria.com, http://www.allerglobal.com On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 11:29 AM, Jaap Karssenberg <jaap.karssenb...@gmail.com> wrote: > Marco, > > The technical answer is that zim keeps all connection data in a sqlite > database (the index "cache"). All the graphviz link map does is accessing > that database and writing a graphviz file. If there are better visualization > tools, it should be rather straight forward to develop a plugin that does > that for a different data format. > > It becomes more challenging when we want interactivity between the graph and > zim - then we need two-way communication. There it really helps to have > components that can be hacked to send signals back to zim. > > Regards, > > Jaap > > > > On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 1:40 PM, Marco Cevoli <marco.cev...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> Hi, >> >> I was drafting an article about Zim Wiki. In doing so, I remembered >> the time when I was using PersonalBrain (now TheBrain, >> www.thebrain.com) as a personal information manager. I liked its >> animated interface very much and since then I haven't found anything >> so smooth and cool for navigating networks of associations and mind >> maps. >> >> The actual Graphviz-powered map of connections is a good starting >> point, but cannot compare with TheBrain in terms of "beauty" and >> usability. Looking for some open source alternatives, I've found >> http://gephi.org/ which looks wonderful. In their own words: >> "Gephi is an interactive visualization and exploration platform for >> all kinds of networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical >> graphs." >> >> They accept lots of input formats, such as: >> GEXF, GDF, GML, GraphML, Pajek NET, GraphViz DOT, CSV, UCINET DL, >> Tulip TPL, Netdraw VNA, Spreadsheet... >> >> Since Zim Wiki is already able to export to a GraphViz, is there a way >> to get the intermediate format, so that I can try to feed it into >> Gephi? >> >> Just to be clear, the ultimate goal would be to have something similar >> to TheBrain's animated interface (that you can see on their website or >> on this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFqLUBKCFdA). If someone >> is aware of other tools getting close to this, I'm happy to know. >> >> Oh: I'd be willing to pay for this feature. >> >> Best regards >> >> Marco Cevoli >> Traduttore tecnico. Grafico. Congiungitore di punti. >> Technical translator. Graphic designer. Joiner-of-dots. >> ------------------------------------------------------- >> http://www.marcocevoli.com > > _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zim-wiki Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zim-wiki More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp