Using Multiple Views

In Relationship Analysis Client, you can create multiple views of the same model. Likewise, you can compare different parts of the same model using multiple views. This feature allows you to manipulate model data while preserving the integrity of the original model. You can compare models as you toggle among views to identify possible relationships, establish how many events of a certain type (such as flights to a particular country) took place on a particular date or time, consider the same data in varying layouts, and so on.

To create an additional view for your model, click New View in the Graph pane. An identical model will open in a new tab with the name "View 1." You can manipulate the data in this view just as you would your original model. After you make changes to the original model or another view for that model, you will notice that as you bring each view to the forefront by clicking its tab, the surrounding panes will update accordingly with information for that view.

When you add and remove entities and relationships or modify relationship properties that are used as weights, centrality measurements for that model will change. By creating multiple views and altering the model in those subsequent views, you can rerun centrality algorithms to see how the changes affect the model. For example, if Osama bin Laden were the most central entity in a terrorism model and you removed him from that model, he obviously would no longer be the most central entity. This might uncover another primary entity that did not stand out in the previous view. Using multiple views allows you to make these changes and examine alternative scenarios while keeping you from altering the original model.

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