Graph Layout Benchmark Datasets

The following is a list of benchmark datasets for testing graph layout algorithms. The list was collected at the Northeastern University Visualization Lab, and is maintained by the same. Our colleciton methodology targeted layout algorithms specifically - we do acknowledge the existence of other repositories that target other network-related purposes more in detail. The collection and supplemental material is also accessible at

Click on the names of the collections to expand them and access information about their contents and a list of papers using them.

If you find our work useful for your research, consider citing our paper as well as the linked "Origin Paper" for each dataset used:

        author       = {Di~Bartolomeo, Sara and Puerta, Eduardo and Wilson, Connor and Crnovrsanin, Tarik and Dunne, Cody},
        howpublished = {Under submission to Graph Drawing Posters},
        title        = {A collection of benchmark datasets for evaluating graph layout algorithms},
        year         = {2023},
        url          = {},
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