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This second type of output file is particularly suitable to study skewed distributions: the fact that the size of the bins grows large for large degree values compensates for the fact that not many nodes have high degree values, so it suppresses the fluctuations that one would observe by using bins of equal size. On a double logarithmic scale, which is very useful to determine the possible power law behavior of the distribution, the points of the latter will appear equally spaced on the x-axis.

Visualize also this second output file with 'Visualization > General > GnuPlot':


View the file "Burst detection analysis (Publication Year, Reference): maximum burst level 1". On a PC running Windows, right click on this table and select view to see the data in Excel. On a Mac or a Linux system, right click and save the file, then open using the spreadsheet program of your choice. See Burst Detection for the meaning of each field in the output.

A An empty value in the "End" field indicates that the burst lasted until the last date present in the dataset. Where the "End" field is empty, put manually add the last year present in the dataset. In this case, 2007.

After you manually add manually this information, save this .csv file somewhere in your computer. Load back this .csv file into Sci2 using 'File > Load'. Select 'Standart csv format' int the pop-up window. A new table will appear in the Data Manager. To visualize these this table that contains the results of the Burst Detection algorithm, select the table you just loaded in the Data Manager and run 'Visualization > Temporal > Horizontal Bar Graph' with the following parameters: