type: string, default:
The distance matrix specifies the ideal distance between every pair of nodes.
neato attemps to find a layout which best achieves these distances. By
default, it uses the length of the shortest path, where the length of each
edge is given by its
model="circuit", neato uses the circuit resistance model to compute the distances. This tends to emphasize clusters.
model="subset", neato uses the subset model. This sets the edge length to be the number of nodes that are neighbors of exactly one of the end points, and then calculates the shortest paths. This helps to separate nodes with high degree.
For more control of distances, one can use
model=mds. In this case, the
len of an edge is used as the ideal distance between its vertices.
A shortest path calculation is only used for pairs of nodes not connected by an edge. Thus, by supplying a complete graph, the input can specify all of the relevant distances.Valid on:
Note: neato only.