***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear list members, I attended a commercial presentation of Wolfram Mathematica (WM) software. It impressed me very much. I'd like to know your opinion (Does it deserve attention as I guess now?), as well as suggestions, examples and papers, about the possible use WM in the analysis of SN data. Such software has a graph package, a data library and functionalities for statistical and interactive data analysis and visualization. Nevertheless, I couldn't find many papers from social network area that mention it. I've done an initial search. I far as I know there is no reference to WM in Linton Freeman, and Mak Huisman and Marijtje Duijn's chapters (in Models and Methods in SNA book). INSNA website old software list does not mention it also. My search ("social network" "Wolfram mathematica") in Google Schoolar returned just 1 paper, and in Google Web returned mainly commercial links from Wolfram. There is no relevant reference in SOCNET list archive. Finally, I've found only 2 real citations in Social Networks journal (John P. Boyda and William J. Fitzgeraldb et al. deal with core/periphery structure). Is that all? Currently, I adopt UCINET. I'm testing WM functionalities for SNA in my academic project. For those that eventually don't know WM, there are some [graphical] demonstrations in: http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/search.html?query=social+network. Thanks for your help, Renato Fabiano http://www.rfmatheus.com.br PhD Student at UFMG, Brazil http://ppgci.eci.ufmg.br/ _____________________________________________________________________ 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.