SocNetV: Social Network Analysis and Visualization Software

SocNetV presentation at the 15th RMLL conference (video)

Kamel Ibn Aziz Derouiche presented SocNetV at the "15emes Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre" conference held in Monpellier on July 2014. The presentation is based on an older version of the application but it can be useful introduction to french speaking social researchers. Below you can watch a full video from his presentation (FRENCH): This [...] Read more

SocNetV 1.5 released

A new version of SocNetV has just been released! Version 1.5 brings standardization, many bugfixes and nice new features (see below). Packages for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux are available from the Downloads page. Notable among the new features are: Prominence Scores on Valued Networks: A new SSSP-solver algorithm has been implemented (Dijkstra) [...] Read more

A short tour of the new features of SocNetV v1.4

Over the last weeks, the Social Networks Visualizer (SocNetV) project has released two new versions which brought useful new features and of course a lot of bugfixes. The latest v1.4 closed even 4 years old bugs!

SocNetV v1.4 released!

Today is a fine day to release another SocNetV update. Version 1.4 brings consistency to the application since it fixes many long standing bugs (i.e. #514264 and #713617) while ups its capabilities with new features. For instance a new feature is that SocNetV may now layout the social network so that node sizes reflect a selected prominence index [...] Read more

SocNetV v1.3 has been released!

A new version of Social Networks Visualizer is available. SocNetV v1.3 brings new and important features as well as bugfixes and optimizations. New feature: Multirelational networks Starting from version 1.3, SocNetV supports multiple relations, that is networks with ties of different kind between actors. The first time a link is created in a [...] Read more

SocNetV website gets a face lift

After 9 years of relying on pure html files for our web appearance, it was hight time to move the Social Network Visualizer website to a CMS platform with a decent look. For this, we chose the great open-source CMS called GetSimple, which is completely text-based, fast as a shark and user-friendly. The theme is a heavily modified "my-company [...] Read more

SocNetV 1.2 released and brings new GUI and features

SocNetV version 1.2 has been released! It brings a major GUI overhaul, a new conceptualization of “prominence” measures, new importance and reachability measures, many new visualization layouts based on the new indices, and fixes a slew of bugs (see below). The new conceptualization and the different indices In social network analysis, structural [...] Read more

Binary packages for SocNetV v1.1

Binary packages of version 1.1 for Debian and Ubuntu are now available in the Downloads menu. Have fun!

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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!

Have fun with Social Network Analysis

Use the buttons to download Social Network Visualizer for your OS or to learn more about Social Network Analysis and Visualization reading the Manual .