Data visualization: the Star Wars ‘social network’


May the network be with you! Evelina Gabasova ( extracted social networks from the 6 Star Wars movies and analyzed them considering that two characters were connected if they spoke in the same scene. The result is quite conventional, but the performance is excellent, resulting in a d3.js network and a timeline of the main characters. Last but not least, her blog post gives many details on the procedure.


See the complete “Star Wars social network” blog post here:

Star Wars social network

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[Bonus] A classic on the subject, but always exciting: the Star Wars narrative chart, from XKCD