Graph theory (a.k.a. network) library for analysis and visualisation : http://js.cytoscape.org
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 = ;
Learn more about the features of Cytoscape.js by reading its documentation.
You can find the documentation and downloads on the project website.
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.
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
gulp (optional). Of course,
npm install before using
npm run <target> or
gulp <target> in the console. The main targets are:
build(default) : build the library
clean: clean the
watch: automatically build lib and tests for debugging (no babel, very quick)
watch-babel: automatically build lib and tests for debugging (with babel; good for testing out of date browsers)
zip: build the release ZIP
dist: update the distribution JS for npm, bower, etc.
TEST_BUILD environment variables are defined, then
gulp test will test
build/cytoscape.cjs.js. Otherwise, the unbundled, unbabelified, raw source is tested. This keeps local tests very quick to run on modern versions of Node while ensuring we can test old versions of Node as well. The library can be built on
node>=4, but it can be tested on
test: run the Mocha unit tests
lint: lint the JS sources via eslint
benchmark: run benchmark regression tests
benchmark-single: run benchmarks only for the suite specified in
sniper: runs a BioJS sniper server that hosts demos
- Do each backport patch release before the corresponding current release. This ensures that npm lists the current version as the latest one.
- Make sure the docs are updated with the list of releases in
- Update the
VERSIONenvironment variable, e.g.
- Confirm JS files pass linting:
- Confirm all tests passing:
- Test the docs and demos with the latest code:
- Build and publish the release:
- Create a release for Zenodo from the latest tag
Mocha tests are found in the test directory. The tests can be run in the browser or they can be run via Node.js (
gulp test or