FNV: Light-weight Flash-based Network and Pathway Viewer
Download: FNV_1.0.zip

The download contains the FNV.swf file, a source code package for embedding, the viewer in a PDF document, documentation, and sample network XML files. Make sure that you extract all the files from the zipped archive before attempting to run FNV.

If you use FNV we ask that you cite our article published in Oxford Bioinformatics.
Dannenfelser, Ruth et al. “FNV: Light-weight Flash-based network and pathway viewer.” Bioinformatics 27.8 (2011) : 1181-1182.

Network diagrams are commonly used to visualize biochemical pathways by displaying the relationships between genes, proteins, mRNAs, microRNAs, metabolites, regulatory DNA elements, diseases, viruses, and drugs. While there are several currently available web-based pathway viewers, there is still room for improvement. To this end, we have developed a Flash-based network viewer (FNV) for the visualization of small to moderately sized biological networks and pathways. Written in Adobe ActionScript 3.0 the viewer accepts simple XML formatted input files to display pathways in vector graphics on any web-page providing flexible layout options, interactivity with the user through tool tips, hyperlinks, and the ability to rearrange nodes on the screen. FNV was utilized as a component in several web-based systems, namely Genes2Networks, Lists2Networks, KEA, ChEA and PathwayGenerator. In addition, FNV can be used to embed pathways inside PDF files for the communication of pathways in soft publication materials.

FNV was designed and implemented in Avi Ma'ayan's laboratory at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.
FNV is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation version 3. You can view a copy of the license at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

A user manual and additional sample files can be found on the documentation page.