SocNetV: Social Network Analysis and Visualization Software

From this page you can download the latest version of SocNetV (source code or binary packages) and have fun with social network analysis!

Detailed downloads

Click one of the buttons below to download the latest version package for your operating system (where available). If there is no package for your OS, please download and compile the source code (last icon).


Download Installer


Download Disk Image


Download .deb package
(Debian/Ubuntu 64bit)

Download Fedora package
(Fedora 25 64bit .RPM)

Download openSUSE package
(openSUSE Leap 42.2 64bit .RPM)

Download ArchLinux package
(from AUR)

Warning for Linux users: SocNetV needs Qt5 libraries, which are usually available in your distro repos.

On most Linux distributions, there are versions of SocNetV in the official distro repositories, but these are usually quite older and unsupported.

For that reason, users of openSUSE Tumbleweed, Fedora 24+ and Ubuntu (all versions from Trusty and above) are advised to add our repositories (openSUSE/Fedora and Ubuntu PPA) to install and automatically update to the latest and greatest SocNetV version through the package manager (i.e. apt-get install socnetv). If you do not know how to add our repositories in your distro, please read the Instructions in the Manual.

Source code

Download GZipped archive

To compile the source code, please see Instructions.

Development version (Not recommended)

Warning: The development is not always stable. Use at your own risk!

You can clone the development branch (called "develop") of SocNetV with the command

git clone -b develop --single-branch socnetv

A new directory called socnetv will be created. To build the development version, install the qt5 libraries and afterwards change dir into socnetv

cd socnetv

and enter the following two commands to compile it:




If you have Qt5 installed, a binary file named socnetv (or socnetv.exe) will be created. You can run it by

./socnetv (in Linux and Mac) or socnetv.exe (in Windows)

SocNetV Features

Explore the nice features of SocNetV to make
your social network research real fun!

  • Easy User Interface

    Navigate yourself and use the application either with the mouse or the keyboard.

  • File Formats

    Load and save to GraphML, but you can also import most network file formats (GML, Pajek, UCINET, GraphViz, Adjacency, EdgeList etc).

  • Network analysis

    Compute distances, eccentricity, connectedness, clique census, triad census, and Prominence indices (i.e. eigenvector, betweenness and information centrality, promixity prestige, pagerank and more)

  • Visualization

    Apply intuitive visualization layouts on undirected/directed graphs, based on prominence scores or force-directed models.

  • Famous networks

    Automatically recreate known social network datasets such as Padgett's Families

  • Random networks

    Create random networks using one of the supported models (scale-free, Erdős–Rényi, lattice, small worlds)

  • Web Crawler

    Easily visualize and analyze networks of linked web pages and sites through the built-in web crawler.

  • Multi-relational

    Work with multiple relations concurrently. SocNetV supports loading, editing and saving multirelational social networks.

  • Documentation

    Learn to work with SocNetV and make use of Social Network Analysis methods by reading our Manual

  • Free Software

    SocNetV is Free and Open-Source Software, use it everywhere. Have a feature request? Ask us!