How to GraphXR
1. Graph Anatomy and Interface

Welcome to the first module in our How to GraphXR tutorial series!

In this Session...Before you begin...
Graph Data Anatomy, GraphXR InterfaceCreate (opens in a new tab) a GraphXR account
2Welcome to GraphXR! These basic tutorials will give you a detailed overview of how to visualize and explore graph data. Let's start by creating an account at (opens in a new tab).
3On logging in you're taken to the Projects page. You can create a new project (and connect it to a Neo4j database), or open an existing demo or shared project. We'll click Create to create a new project. Enter a name for your project and click Confirm.
4Click the arrow icon on your new Project to enter the graph space.
5We're now in the project's graph environment, a 3-dimensional, functionally infinite space which is currently empty. Before we proceed, let's quickly review the anatomy of graph data.
6GraphXR uses a labeled property graph (LPG) data model, in which graphs are composed of three elements: nodes, edges, and properties.
7Nodes are entities, like people or events. They're represented by a circle which can display an icon or portrait image. Nodes with the same entity label comprise a Category.
8Edges are connections between nodes, like VISITED or LIVES_AT. All edges of a given type comprise a Relationship. Directed relationships like PARENT_OF have an arrow at one end, while directionless ones like FRIENDS_WITH do not.
9The structure of nodes and edges in a graph is referred to as a pattern. Their position of patterns in 3D space is governed by the current Layout.
10By default, GraphXR distributes nodes in space using a physics simulation called Force Direct. Each node pushes away from other nodes while edges pull them together. There is no intrinsic meaning to node position or edge length in the Force Direct layout.
11Properties are attributes expressed as key-value pairs like name:Andy or color:blue. In addition to user-defined properties, each node and edge has a unique identifier.
12Now let's take a quick tour of the GraphXR interface. The Menu bar contains the menu panels: Project, Query, Transform, Table, Layout, Filter, Algorithm, and Map.
13You can click the Main Menu icon to display panel names along with the icons. GUI navigation controls for the 3D project space are located on the lower right.
14Use the Search bar for full-text search of property values, either of the data in a connected Neo4jdatabase, or the data in the graph space.
15The Legend displays lists of the elements currently in the graph. We've brought in data to show what this looks like. Click the tabs to select elements to display (Category, Property, Tag, and/or Relationship), then click a list item to select nodes or edges of a specific type.
16The contextual toolbar menu along the bottom of the project space displays currently available tools. You can also right click to display a pop-up context menu.
17When you select one or more nodes or edges, additional tools display. We'll show how to use these in the next few tutorials. Now we're ready to load data from the Game of Thrones repository. To follow along, download the file (opens in a new tab)