Feb 27, 2009 at 8:33 PM
On Wednesday, March 11th 8:30am - noon Marc Smith (part of the NodeXL team) will present a workshop at the
INSNA "Sunbelt" conference on:
NodeXL for Social Network Analysis (in Excel)
an add-in for Office 2007 that provides social network diagram and analysis tools in the context of a spreadsheet. Adding the directed graph chart type to Excel opens up many possibilities for easily manipulating networks and controlling their display properties.
In this tutorial the steps needed to install and operate NodeXL are reviewed. The NodeXL add-in provides directed graph charting features within Excel, allowing users to create node-link diagrams with control over each node and edge color, size, transparency
and shape. Since NodeXL builds within Excel, all of the controls and programmatic features of Office are available. Additional features of NodeXL generate social networks from data sources like personal e-mail (drawing data from the Windows Desktop Search
engine). Arbitrary edge lists (anything that can be pasted into Excel) can be visualized and analyzed in NodeXL. This session will provide a walk through the basic operation of NodeXL. Attendees are encouraged to bring an edge list of interest. Sample data
sets will be provided. To download the NodeXL Add-in and slides, go to: http://www.codeplex.com/nodexl
Along with Professor
Derek Hansen, from the University of Maryland, College of Information Studies, I will run a similar workshop at
and Technologies 2009 Conference on June 24th at Penn State.