SocNetV: Social Network Analysis and Visualization software

Social Network Analysis made easy!

Social Network Visualizer (SocNetV) is a cross-platform, user-friendly tool for the analysis and visualization of Social Networks. It lets you construct social networks (mathematical graphs) with a few clicks on a virtual canvas or load social network data of various formats (GraphML, GraphViz, Adjacency, Pajek, UCINET, etc).

SocNetV enables you to modify the social networks, analyse their social and mathematical properties, produce reports for these properties and apply visualization layouts for relevant presentation of each network. The application supports multirelational loading and editing. You can load a network consisting of multiple relations or create a network on your own and add multiple relations to it.

With regards to network analysis, SocNetV computes graph-theoretic properties, such as density, diameter, geodesics and distances (geodesic lengths), connectedness, eccentricity, etc. It also calculates advanced structural measures for social network analysis such as centrality and prestige indices (i.e. closeness centrality, betweeness centrality, information centrality, power centrality, proximity and rank prestige), triad census, cliques, clustering coefficient, etc.

Furthermore, random networks (Erdos-Renyi, Watts-Strogatz, ring lattice, etc) and well-known social network datasets (i.e. Padgett's Florentine families) can be easily recreated. SocNetV also offers a built-in web crawler, allowing you to automatically create networks from links found in a given initial URL.

SocNetV offers various layout algorithms based on either prominence indices (i.e. circular, level and nodal sizes by centrality score) or force-directed models (i.e. Eades, Fruchterman-Reingold, etc) for meaningful visualizations of the social networks.

The application includes a simple web crawler, which scans a given web page for links and visualizes the network of all webpages/sites linked from it.

There is also comprehensive documentation, both online and while running the application, which explains each feature and algorithm of SocNetV in detail.

Source code, packages and executables for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X are available in the "Downloads" menu.

The program is Free Software, licensed under the GNU General Public License 3 (GPL3).
You can copy it as many times as you wish, or modify it, provided you keep the same license. The documentation is also Free, licensed under the Free Documentation License (FDL).

Do you want to contribute?

  • If you are a C++/Qt developer, you can help our project by commiting your patches (new features and bugfixes) to our source code development tree.
  • If you are a proud SocNetV user (person or institution), you can help us by reporting bugs, proposing new features in our Launchpad 'blueprints' page or even donating whatever amount of money you like to the project. If you want to donate some money, click on the "Donate" button to the right. You will be redirected to our Paypal donation account.

In any case, thank you for using and contributing to SocNetV!

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