Programmatic Access to Cytoscape Features

In this section, you will learn how to use programmatic access features for advanced Cytoscape users.


* Commands * RESTful API


Cytoscape has intuitive graphical user interface for interactive network data integration, analysis, and visualization. It is a great way to exploratory analyze your data sets, but what happens if you have a lots of data files? It is virtually impossible to apply same operations to hundreds of networks manually with GUI.

More importantly, although you can save your results as session files, you cannot save your workflows if your analysis is based on point-and-click GUI operation. Recording workflows is the key feature for reproducible data analysis, but it was a missing feature in past versions for Cytoscape. Latest version of Cytoscape has several options to script and automate your workflows.




Funding for Cytoscape is provided by a federal grant from the U.S. National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the Na tional Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number GM070743-01. Corporate funding is provided through a contract from Unilever PLC.

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