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Thank you for quick response. I think that we will have to disagree but with respect at least on my part. In the link that you shared, there were other views that were more catholic (with a small c). In an ongoing network project, done with Andrej Mrvar, he has produced some stunning high quality visualizations of networks. I have shared them with others interested in the substantive area of relevance. They have been dazzled by how good the visualizations are.
I wonder if there is a clear statement about the criteria for outstanding visualizations. Is there one? Another alternative, if you have the time and interest, is that I share with you privately, of course, some of the data and the visualizations. If you can produce better visualizations that would be useful.
I think claim about the diminished value of Pajek, as expressed in this message, is erroneous. It has outstanding visual capabilities. Se also de Nooy, Mrvar, Batagelj Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek (Third edition) Cambridge University Pres for an excellent introduction to most of its capabilities.
Also, I am not happy about the declaration on one specific program being "the king of network visualization" (or queen for that matter). As there are different ways of thinking about visualizations of networks, I doubt that one one program is the best. It depends on what users want to do and the 'story' that is in the data.
with best wishes
department of sociology
university of pittsburgh
pittsburgh, PA 15260
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Subject: Re: [SOCNET] Recommendation on SNA software that runs on Mac and Windows***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org *****_____________________________________________________________________ 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.Gephi (gephi.org) is the king of network visualization, and it also has some substantial support for SNA (centralities, degree distributions, clustering coefficient, community detection, etc.) It runs on any OS that supports Java.
Someone already mentioned Pajek (excellent toolset, reasonabvly good visualization) and NetworkX (integration with Python). Incidentally, I am the author of the NetworkX book (see the signature), a step-by-step tutorial with real-life examples, including SNA exercises.--