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Elena,

One general package that is runs on LINUX and the Mac is "statnet".
It has a different purpose than UCINET or Pajek in that it focus is tools for modeling of network data.  It also had facilities for the visualization, analysis and simulation of social network data. The modeling capabilities of "statnet" include the class of exponential random graph models, latent space and latent cluster models.

The URL for it is http://csde.washington.edu/statnet
The version there is available on a terminal server. However it will be downloadable from the web for Windows, *NIX or the Mac by the Sunbelt. A good way to find out more about it is to go to the Sunbelt workshop on it (http://www.insna.org/2006/workshops.html).

The reason "statnet" can run on a broad range of platforms is that it is written for the R package (www.r-project.org). This also means analysis using "statnet" can use other R packages such as "network" and the "sna" package written by Carter Butts.

I hope this helps.

Mark

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From: Social Networks Discussion Forum
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Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 10:31 AM
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Subject: Re: software reviews? Anything for Unix?

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> Teramis,
> the following references have been very helpful for me.
> Huisman, M., & van Duijn, M.A.J. (2004). Software for
> statistical analysis of social networks. Paper presented at
> the 6th International Conference on Logic and Methodology
> (RC33), Amsterdam, August 16-20, 2004. (available here
> http://stat.gamma.rug.nl/snijders/
> HuismanVanDuijn.pdf)
> and
> M. Huisman and M.A.J. van Duijn, (2005) Software for Social
> Network Analysis, in P. Carrington, J. Scott and S. Wasserman
> (Eds.) Models and Methods in Social Network Analysis,
> Cambridge University Press
> 
> I am still looking for a software package as good, well
> supported and constantly updated as UCINET or Pajek but
> available for Unix or Mac platform.
> Anyone has any idea?
> 
> Regards
> 
> Elena
> 
> "Do nothing for as long as possible"
> Brian Eno, Oblique Strategy
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> On 2 Mar 2006, at 17:46, Teramis wrote:
> 
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>> Can anyone point me to a review source regarding the relative merits
>> of various SNA software packages? I know comments are made here from
>> time to time regarding features/benefits and preferences about
>> software, but I would like to assess various packages such as UCInet,
>> InFlow, NetMiner and others on a more critical comparative basis. (If
>> posts on these topics have been made here in the past I may have
>> overlooked them or not been subscribed at the time.)
>> 
>> thanks in advance for the pointers.
>> 
>> -Teramis
>> 
>> Deborah Teramis Christian
>> Sociologist
>> 
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