analyze your network! Identify the groups of artists (tell me what each main group is and what their defining characteristic is), how they are connected, etc. Who are the most important nodes? Why? Describe the network in detail.

you will analyze a music network.Start by going to http://labs.polsys.net/playground/spotify/ (Links to an external site.)Typein any artist you like. Click their name from the list that appears andit will show you a network. The network should have at least ~100 nodesso you can analyze it properly. On the left is an option to download aGDF file. Click that to download the data. You are required to use Gephifor this assignment; you may not just analyze the network in theSpotify Visualization Tool.
Next, open the file you downloaded in Gephi. You cannot just double click this file to open it. You must go to Gephi and then go to the File menu and select open.Next,analyze your network! Identify the groups of artists (tell me what eachmain group is and what their defining characteristic is), how they areconnected, etc. Who are the most important nodes? Why? Describe thenetwork in detail. Use all you learned from the Gephi tutorial to helpyou (e.g. using node labels, etc).Theprocess I usually use is to apply the Yifan Hu Proportional layoutalgorithm, and then run the modularity and network diameter statistics.The nodes are sized by betweenness centrality and the color coding is bymodularity class (basically, by cluster). There are lots of otheroptions, but that will likely give you a good starting place.Writeup a 400-600 word paper describing your insights. This should be aboutthe network only; any discussion of the artists should be directlyrelevant to your network analysis (i.e. don’t give me a biography ordiscography of your favorite band in this paper, just tell me about thenetwork). Turn in that paper along with an image of your visualization.