[Air-L] simple network analysis tool

Simeon Simoff - FIT UTS simeon at it.uts.edu.au
Sat Oct 25 20:41:36 PDT 2008


I would add Agna [http://www.geocities.com/imbenta/agna/] to the list 
(free too). I would recommend to start with it, as it deals with social 
networks in a simple manner, making for it handy for understanding key 
concepts in SNA.

Simeon


Mariana Goya wrote:
> I recommend you to use the free download version of UCInet (http://www.analytictech.com/downloaduc6.htm). UCInet is easy to use and the functions are kind of intuitive if you have some network analysis background.
>
> To easily get a drawing, follow the menu Data>Import from spreadsheet>DL to upload your data, and then open your file with Visualize>Netdraw.
>
> you can also try Pajek (http://vlado.fmf.uni-lj.si/pub/networks/pajek/), which is also free
>
> both programs come with very useful and easy to follow instructions,
>
> Mariana
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> Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 19:16:05 -0400
> From: Peter Timusk <ptimusk at sympatico.ca>
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> There is a plug in that works with Excel 2007 from the Microsoft Open  
> Source Port 25 lab called Netmap
>
> download it from codeplex
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> On 24-Oct-08, at 6:32 PM, Paul Emerson Teusner wrote:
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>   
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>>
>>
>> I have a small request for info. I've been looking at network  
>> analysis tools
>> currently available online/for download and have found all of them  
>> rather
>> cumbersome and far more sophisticated than myself.
>>
>>
>>
>> Rather than endeavouring to upgrade my brain to use them, I'm  
>> wondering if
>> anybody knows a simple program that can turn simple data on a  
>> spreadsheet
>> into a little diagram. I have a sample of only thirty to thirty-five
>> bloggers, and want to show connections between the sites through  
>> links and
>> comments. I have all the data on spreadsheet, and just want to show it
>> pictorially.
>>
>>
>>
>> Any ideas?
>>
>>
>>
>> paul emerson teusner
>>
>> fishers, surfers and casters -  <http://teusner.org/> http:// 
>> teusner.org/
>>
>> bio -  <http://paulteusner.org/> http://paulteusner.org/
>>
>>
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> Mariana Goya-Martinez
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> University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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