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The UCINET datasets have remained fairly constant over the years but
Steve, Lin and I are keen to expand them so that there are a greater
number and diversity of standard datasets.
If you have a dataset that you would like to include then we will be
happy to put it in UCINET. Please note that any datasets must be your
own property or be publicly available.
Please send any proposed datasets to me in UCINET format together with a
word (or wordperfect) file which gives the following A Title; Name of
the dataset; A description which gives the names of the matrices
together with their dimensions and whether they are symmetric, binary or
valued; Background, some basic simple information on the data,
References; some published references where additional information can
Any one familiar with UCINET need simply reproduce the data as in the
format in UCINET V. Below is an example taken from UCINET. Note that the
attribute dataset is listed with the data
COUNTRIES TRADE DATA
DATASET Trade, Trade_Attribute
DESCRIPTION Trade: Five 24x24 matrices
MANUFACTURED_GOODS non-symmetric, binary.
FOODS non-symmetric, binary.
CRUDE_MATERIALS non-symmetric, binary.
MINERALS non-symmetric, binary.
DIPLOMATIC_EXCHANGE non-symmetric, binary.
Trade_Attribute: One 24x4 valued matrix.
BACKGROUND This data has been selected by Wasserman and Faust (1994)
from a list of 63 countries given by Smith and White (1988). The
selection was intended to be a representative sample of countries which
spanned the globe physically, ecomomically and politically and was used
by them in their network analysis book. The data records interaction of
the countries with respect to trade of four goods, namely:manufactured
goods, food and live animals, crude materials (not food) and minerals
and fuels. The final matrix records exchange of diplomats between the
countries. All trade (including the diplomats) is from the row to the
column. The Trade_Attribute data lists average population growth between
1970 and 1981, average GNP growth (per capita) over the same period,
secondary school enrollment ratio in 1981, and energy consumption in
1981 (in kilo coal equivalents per capita).
REFERENCES Smith D and D White (1988). Structure and dynamics of the
global economy: Network analysis of international trade 1965-1980.
Wasserman S and K Faust (1994). Social Network Analysis: Methods and
Applications.Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Finally please make sure that you send both UCINET files ie .##h and
.##d, if you have any questions please send them to me.
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