Using NodeXL File in UCINET / NetDraw

Sep 20, 2013 at 1:42 PM
Hello, all! I'm trying to figure out which part of a NodeXL extraction from a social media platform to extract for use in UCINET.

Or what adjustments do I have to make to the data to make it readable to UCINET?

This is a very rudimentary question. I've been focusing on just trying to learn both tools.

Any help would be appreciated.
Sep 20, 2013 at 3:28 PM
Please see "Exporting NodeXL to UCINET" at http://nodexl.codeplex.com/workitem/24377 . That includes a list of steps to take to export a graph from NodeXL to UCINET.

-- Tony
Sep 20, 2013 at 4:13 PM
Hi, Tony: Thanks for the reference! It worked exactly as documented. :)

P.S. I had tried a quick search for "UCINET" but did not find this entry.
Sep 20, 2013 at 4:46 PM
That always catches me, too. You have to search on both the Discussions tab ( http://nodexl.codeplex.com/discussions ) and the Issues tab ( http://nodexl.codeplex.com/workitem/list/basic ) in CodePlex. The UCINET steps happened to be in an Issue.

Having two tabs is confusing and I once tried to get everyone to use only Discussions, but that didn't work and I've learned to live with both tabs.

-- Tony
Sep 20, 2013 at 4:47 PM
Are you the same "SHJ" who posts all those stunning graphs on the NodeXL Graph Gallery -- http://www.nodexlgraphgallery.org/Pages/Graph.aspx?graphID=8348 , for example? If so, may I have your permission to use your graphs as samples on our CodePlex Home tab? (I'm the NodeXL programmer. I manage the Graph Gallery and help moderate the CodePlex forum.) When people ask me what NodeXL can do, the SHJ graphs are what I always show them.

-- Tony
Sep 20, 2013 at 5:19 PM
Hello, Tony: Okay, I'll remember to try both tabs. I should have noticed that. :)
Sep 20, 2013 at 5:21 PM
Hi, Tony: I think you're welcome to use any graph because they are released to the public through the gallery.

NodeXL is an amazing tool, and the visualizations are wonderful. I really like the feature on your site for the interactive visualizations, too. It never ceases to amaze me that you can zoom in and see every entity in each cluster.