How to Use WebShapes

1. Select the parameters (e.g., sampling method, the embedding method...);

2. Select a pre-existing dataset, or upload your own dataset (a tab delimitered edgelist file, one can download the example file through the example link);

3. After choosing (or uploading) the dataset, click the "Visualize" button, and it may take some time to create a network shape based on the network size and number of samples (a network like as20graph can take about 3 minutes; for very large networks it can take hours);

4. The shape figure will be illustrated on the web browser when it finishes;

5. One can click the "Download" button to download the files (the figure, boundary points...).