# ForceAtlas2, A Graph Layout Algorithm for Handy Network Visualization

@inproceedings{Jacomy2011ForceAtlas2AG, title={ForceAtlas2, A Graph Layout Algorithm for Handy Network Visualization}, author={Mathieu Jacomy and Mathieu Bastian}, year={2011} }

ForceAtlas2 is a force vector algorithm proposed in the Gephi software, appreciated for its simplicity and for the readability of the networks it helps to visualize. This paper presents its distinctive features, its energy-model and the way it optimizes the “speed versus precision” approximation to allow quick convergence. We also claim that ForceAtlas2 is handy because the force vector principle is unaffected by optimizations, offering a smooth and accurate experience to users.

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