November 21, 2009

Facebook Friends Graph v0.1

Filed under: Blog — krkhan @ 12:01 am

The motivation behind obsession with these manically large graphs is explained in this previous post of mine. The current post’s purpose is to instead link to the (finally) working code for generating the graphs. I have created a project page at Launchpad for this little application. The trunk contains the most recent code, which is still in its nascent form but works pretty well given an installation of PyGTK, Python GtkMozembed and pydot. I might port the application to Windoze in future provided I get the time for it.

Starting with the tradition of linking to Inspirated Code subsection, latest updates about the application shall be posted on this page.

And as is the custom, the image itself:

Facebook Friends Graph
(Click on the thumbnail for larger version.)
(Warning: The larger version is a gigantic 32 MB PNG image with a resolution of 16517x13808 (even larger than the last time). If you want to view it, I recommend downloading it to your hard-disk first and then opening it outside your web browser.)

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  2. Hi, I’m really interested in this – I’ve been wondering about friends graphs for a while, particularly with respect to the small-world network effect (finding surprising connections among your friends) – and I haven’t found an application I’m happy with yet. Unfortunately I’m finding that this gets about 20% of the way through ‘Creating friends connections’ before it seizes up with ‘URLError: ‘ (on my first two attempts, anyway, each one taking some time)

    Might there be a way to work around such disconnection? It would also be helpful if it was mentioned in the GUI, preferably with some kind of popup warning, rather than only on the command line…

    Thanks for your time!

    Comment by Fergus Ray Murray — January 29, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

  3. Sorry for the late reply Fergus. Does it always hang at some particular friend or are the disconnections arbitrary in nature?

    Comment by krkhan — February 6, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

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