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Social Network Analysis tools

Posted by Diego on March 30, 2009

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What have in common Ljubljana and Maryland? Both have developed a software to analyze networks!

On one hand, Adam Perer, Ben Shneiderman and Cody Dunne have developed for HCIL a software called Social Action. This is a social network analysis tool focused on visualization and statistics information with powerful and intuitive results.

On the other hand, Vladimir Batagelj and Andrej Mrvar developed Pajek in Ljubljana University. This software is specially useful when analyzing large networks. For now, up to 10 million nodes, which is not bad at all… but they are already working on a 64 bits version which will allow to deal with really huge networks, just depending on how much available memory you do have on your computer.

In my opinion, it would be very interesting to combine and study joint application of both tools to some use cases.

 

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