Matrix views - Relational and Geodesic

Oct 29, 2009 at 10:57 AM

This is my first post, so I would like to start by saying that I have been very impressed by the NodeXL tool.

I tend to use the tool to look at quite small networks (under 50 nodes), so for me I can get a lot of insight from a matrix view of the data. At the moment I tend to do the majority of my analysis is NodeXL, then export the data to UCINET to create a relational matrix, a geodesic matrix and a flow matrix. I then tend to bring these back into the MS Excel document and use 'conditional formatting' to colour code them.

It would be great to see the option of an additional tab showing matrix views, thus cutting out the extra steps of exporting to another software package.

I appropriate this will probably not be of interest to those using the tool to look at much larger networks, but i think it would be a very welcome addition to those who use the tool to consider smaller systems.