Gephi and The Little Review

As I have been exploring the Gephi program, a question has been dominating my thoughts: Is this visual program useufl for extracting and analyzing information? Or is it simply a visual illustration? After playing with the program (mostly at random), I have discovered that it is a useful informational tool, but in a way much different than I expected. For instance, I was expecting the informatin to be some sort of explicit, numerical, statistical details. I understand that this information may in fact exist, and I am just incapable of finding it. However, the information I received came specifically from the visual representation. For instance, the web of nodes demonstrated what the core theme of the magazine was, as well as how various topics were related to one another through various works. Again, this isn't explicit information/data, but it is certainly helpful to know!