As part of our commitment to open data – in keeping with the spirit and principles of our funding agency, as well as our core scholarly principles – our research team is beginning to release derivative data. The first dataset that we are releasing is the Canadian Political Parties and Interest Groups link graph data, available in our Scholars Portal Dataverse space.
The first file is
all-links-cpp-link.graphml, a file consisting of all of the links between websites found in the our collection. It was generated using warcbase’s function that extracts links and writes them to a graph network file, documented here. The exact script used can be found here.
However, releasing data is only useful if we show people how they can use it. So! Here you go.
This video walkthrough is best viewed in conjunction with the step-by-step walkthrough below.
Once you’ve downloaded the file, open up Gephi.
On the opening screen, you want to select “Open a Graph File…” and select the
all-links-cpp-link.graphml file that you downloaded from our Dataverse page. Continue reading