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    Cytoscape.js

    A JavaScript graph library for analysis and visualisation (compatible with CommonJS/Node.js, AMD/Require.js, jQuery 1.4+, Bower, npm, and plain JavaScript)
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    Cytoscape.js

    Graph theory (network) library for visualisation and analysis : https://js.cytoscape.org

    Description

    Cytoscape.js is a fully featured graph theory library. Do you need to model and/or visualise relational data, like biological data or social networks? If so, Cytoscape.js is just what you need.

    Cytoscape.js contains a graph theory model and an optional renderer to display interactive graphs. This library was designed to make it as easy as possible for programmers and scientists to use graph theory in their apps, whether it's for server-side analysis in a Node.js app or for a rich user interface.

    You can get started with Cytoscape.js with one line:

    var cy = cytoscape({ elements: myElements, container: myDiv });
    

    Learn more about the features of Cytoscape.js by reading its documentation.

    Documentation

    You can find the documentation and downloads on the project website.

    Roadmap

    Future versions of Cytoscape.js are planned in the milestones of the Github issue tracker. You can use the milestones to see what's currently planned for future releases.

    Contributing to Cytoscape.js

    Please refer to CONTRIBUTING.md.

    Feature releases are made at the start of each month, while patch releases are made at the start of each week. This allows for rapid releases of first- and third-party contributions.

    Citation

    To cite Cytoscape.js in a paper, please cite the Oxford Bioinformatics issue:

    Cytoscape.js: a graph theory library for visualisation and analysis

    Franz M, Lopes CT, Huck G, Dong Y, Sumer O, Bader GD

    Bioinformatics (2016) 32 (2): 309-311 first published online September 28, 2015 doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btv557 (PDF)

    PubMed Abstract

    Build dependencies

    Install node and npm. Run npm install before using npm run.

    Build instructions

    Run npm run <target> in the console. The main targets are:

    Building:

    • build: do all builds of the library (umd, min, umd, esm)
    • build:min : do the unminified build with bundled dependencies (for simple html pages, good for novices)
    • build:umd : do the umd (cjs/amd/globals) build
    • build:esm : do the esm (ES 2015 modules) build
    • clean : clean the build directory
    • docs : build the docs into documentation
    • release : build all release artifacts
    • watch : automatically build lib for debugging (with sourcemap, no babel, very quick)
      • good for general testing on debug/index.html
      • served on http://localhost:8080 or the first available port thereafter, with livereload on debug/index.html
    • watch:babel : automatically build lib for debugging (with sourcemap, with babel, a bit slower)
      • good for testing performance or for testing out of date browsers
      • served on http://localhost:8080 or the first available port thereafter, with livereload on debug/index.html
    • watch:umd : automatically build prod umd bundle (no sourcemap, with babel)
      • good for testing cytoscape in another project (with a "cytoscape": "file:./path/to/cytoscape" reference in your project's package.json)
      • no http server
    • dist : update the distribution js for npm etc.

    Testing:

    The default test scripts run directly agasinst the source code. Tests can alternatively be run on a built bundle. The library can be built on node>=6, but the library's bundle can be tested on node>=0.10.

    • test : run all testing & linting
    • test:js : run the mocha tests on the public API of the lib (directly on source files)
      • npm run test:js -- -g "my test name" runs tests on only the matching test cases
    • test:build : run the mocha tests on the public API of the lib (on a built bundle)
      • npm run build should be run beforehand on a recent version of node
      • npm run test:build -- -g "my test name" runs build tests on only the matching test cases
    • test:modules : run unit tests on private, internal API
      • npm run test:modules -- -g "my test name" runs modules tests on only the matching test cases
    • lint : lint the js sources via eslint
    • benchmark : run all benchmarks
    • benchmark:single : run benchmarks only for the suite specified in benchmark/single

    Release instructions

    1. Do each backport patch release before the corresponding current release. This ensures that npm lists the current version as the latest one.
    2. Make sure the docs are updated with the list of releases in documentation/md/intro.md
    3. Update the VERSION environment variable, e.g. export VERSION=1.2.3
    4. Confirm all the tests are passing: npm run test (see also test/index.html for browser testing)
    5. Confirm all the tests are passing in IE9:
      1. npm run watch:umd
      2. Open an IE9 VM
      3. Open http://yourip:8081/test/ie.html in IE
    6. Prepare a release: npm run release
    7. Review the files that were just built in the previous step. Try out the newly-built docs and demos.
    8. Add the the release to git: git add . && git commit -m "Build $VERSION"
    9. Update the package version: npm version $VERSION
    10. Push the release changes: git push && git push --tags
    11. Publish the release to npm: npm publish .
    12. Create a release for Zenodo from the latest tag
    13. For feature releases: Create a release announcement on the blog. Share the announcement on mailing lists and social media.

    Tests

    Mocha tests are found in the test directory. The tests can be run in the browser or they can be run via Node.js (npm run test:js).

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