visone (ital. mink) is a free software tool that combines comprehensive means for analysis with unique visualization capabilities. It can also be used as a graphical frontend to R, RSiena, and data mining software KNIME.
The first part will be a case-based, hands-on introduction to visone. After a brief overview of its design and features, we will explore some of its core functionality. Using example network analyses, we will produce presentations of findings step-by-step, starting from input data and arriving at publication-quality information visualizations.
In a second part, we will explore some of the advanced functionality. This includes dealing with longitudinal networks, event networks, ensembles of personal networks, stochastic modeling, and the creation of dynamic network movies with coherent layout. Selected topics will be treated in more depth based on interest in the audience.
It is advisable to bring a laptop running Windows, MacOS, or Linux. The software is written in Java and easily installed or started directly from http://www.visone.info. It features many standard and non-standard methods for analysis and visualization of networks, and a powerful graphical user interface. It's native file format is GraphML, allowing for arbitrarily many attributes of nodes, links, and networks, but other formats such as CSV tables, UCINet DL, Pajek .net, etc., can be imported. Visualizations can be exported as pdf, png, tiff, svg, or Windows metafiles.
09:00 Part I (90min)
11:00 Part II (90min)
12:30 Q&A (30min)
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