last modified: 2017-02-23
Presentation of the plugin
This plugin is created by Clement Levallois.
It converts a spreadsheet or a csv file into a network.
This plugin enables you to:
Start from a data table in Excel or csv format
In the data table, nodes are the entities listed in column A
Nodes' attributes must be listed in columns B, C, D, etc.
Connections will be created between nodes, when they have identical attributes.
Attributes can have values, stored in columns right next to the attribute.
1. The input
2. The output
Installing the plugin
Opening the plugin
Using the plugin
How is the similarity computed, exactly?
FAQ / special notes on the plugin
1. Excel files should be .xlsx, not .xls
Because they represent two slightly different files formats, and the plugin supports only .xlsx
2. csv files are ok.
If you select a csv file, you will be asked to indicate the field delimiter and optionally the text delimiter.
3. You can’t use numerical values in the attributes
This is too bad. If there is enough demand for it I’ll add this feature, which is not trivial.
4. Each entity should appear only on one line
David appears on lines 2 and 5 (because he made two purchases). Only the latest line where David appears (line 5) will be taken into account.