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A new package for analysis that runs on UNIX/Linux is "statnet".
The website is http://www.csde.washington.edu/statnet
It is currently under late development and is planned to be available for open source by the Sunbelt. It is available for public access via terminal services until then.
It fits statistical models for random graphs within the open source statistical language R (www.r-project.org). As such, it runs on all platforms that R runs on (e.g., Windows, Macintosh, Linux, UNIX). The package is an umbrella package and integrates other packages for network modeling. For example, network (to represent and store networks with arbitrary vertex/edge/graph attributes), sna (Carter Butt's general package), latentnet (for latent space and latent cluster models), and ergm (exponential random graph models, including curved exponential family models). The first three are already available on CRAN.
The package also visualizes networks and network models, assesses goodness-of-fit of models, simulates networks and generally applies modern statistical methods to network modeling.
It is a product of the large network modeling group here at the University of Washington, headed by Martina Morris. We have developed the statistical and computational theory of many kinds of networks models that have and are appearing in the literature. The website provides more information.
Mark S. Handcock
Professor of Statistics and Sociology
Department of Statistics, C014-B Padelford Hall
University of Washington, Box 354322 Phone: (206) 221-6930
Seattle, WA 98195-4322. FAX: (206) 685-7419
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Subject: Network analysis software for Unix/Linux
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> Hi SOCNETters,
> I am looking for social network analysis and visualization software,
> preferably open source, to run on the UNIX/Linux platform(s). I have
> been looking at various software packages such as UCINET, Pajek, etc.,
> with limited luck: they are meant only for the Windows platforms
> (although they can theoretically run on Linux via WINE). Using WINE to
> run these programs caused several problems in their execution.
> Could anyone who has had experience using software for network
> analysis and visualization on any UNIX/Linux platform help me by
> providing links to such software?
> Thank you in advance.
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