> It's not clear to me how any of these .NET features will make SNA
> applications better from a user standpoint. Without a common
> data exchange format, we'll still have the same problem of lack of
> toolset integration.
This I'm with Jim on. If we came to some agreement on what a social
network data file looks like (.DL is a great start, but it would be nice
to have optional parameters to...
... specify multiple modes
... specify coordinates
... specfiy optional additional data, such as sources or chronological
... specify past operations and known constraints: has it been
symmetrized? reshuffled and reordered? subdivided?)
... describe groups
then we could start looking at a number of tools that would talk more
I've been trying to cc this conversation to Jeff Stern, UC Irvine, who is
working on similar topics for his PhD. Unfortunately, his mail seems to
be bouncing recently. Can anyone else reach him more ably than I?