***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hi, Amazon just notified me that Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek," by Wouter de Nooy and the Pajek group is on the way. It is part of Mark Granovetter's "Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences" series. Early drafts have been available at SunBelt and were reviewed by some of Mark's SiVNAP group. It is a very good book that explains the concepts and then how to do the analysis. I find Pajek very useful for reducing, merging, visually analyzing networks, and producing drawings that are readable. Its documentation has been rather terse, but this book totally changes the picture and makes network visualization accessible. -Don -- Don Steiny - [log in to unmask] - [log in to unmask] Institute for Social Network Analysis of the Economy - www.isnae.org 125 Mission St #3 - Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - 831.471.1671 - fax: 831.471.1670 _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.