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BiLayout is a Java plugin for Cytoscape, a software platform for the analysis and visualization of molecular interaction networks.
This plugin computes a bipartite network layout for 2 user-selected groups of nodes.


BiLayout provides several additional features for your layout, which are available via two context menus:

    BiLayout menu:    This menu contains options for the current BiLayout, like
  • selecting one of the two groups
  • showing and hiding unconnected nodes
  • exporting groups
  • resetting the network
    MouseOver menu:    The mouse-over effect provides an easy visualization of all neighbors of a certain node.
   Just move the mouse cursor over a node to highlight all its neighbors.
   Additionally, you have the opportunity to customize the visual appearance of this effect.

Current Version

Release 1.0, November 2007


BiLayout is a joint project of the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, and the Department of Computer Science, University of Dortmund, Germany.


If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or criticism, feel free to contact us at: bilayout [at] mpi-inf [dot] mpg [dot] de.