Network analysis in NodeXL usually requires a set of steps to prepare data for analysis.

NodeXL Data Analysis Task List: Steps for data import, scrub, analysis, and visualization

Most data analysis tasks with NodeXL will follow a common set of steps:

* Import
* Merge duplicate edges
* Calculate (ALL) network metrics
* Create clusters
* Insert sub-graph images
* Sort edge list in a way that usefully effects the order of layout in the graph display
* Auto-fill columns (and map data to display attributes): Set shape, color, opacity, size, and label/tooltip
* Show graph
* Read workbook
* Adjust layout
* Dynamic Filters – selectively hide edges and nodes
* Layout Again
* Return to spreadsheet to sort or calculate data
* Integrate additional edge lists

Did I miss any steps that you use? There are multiple analytic goals for network data sets that guide what happens next.

What are your goals for network analysis?

Last edited Dec 21, 2008 at 5:36 PM by MarcSmith, version 2


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