I have made a C program that produces data for food-web network i.e. it generates the data of network consisting of species (NODES) and predator-prey interactions (LINKS). As my program runs, I keep evolving/changing the network at regular intervals of time i.e. the no. of nodes & links change.
Now to visualize a particular network, I can use the software PAJEK.
But since I have network evolution in regular intervals, I need to visualize all the networks that are generated due to the network evolution.
How do I interface Pajek with my C program, so that whenever I do a network evolution in the program, I form a new image of the network using Pajek (and thus enabling me to form images of all the networks whose data I generate) ?
OR should I use a shell script for the same ?
(I am working in Linux and am running Pajek using wine.)
Whichever way, please suggest me a solution since a very important and urgent work of mine is fast approaching the deadline and getting delayed just because of my inability to visualize my networks.