The Social Network Visualizer project has released a brand new version of our favorite social network analysis and visualization software application. SocNetV version 2.5, codenamed "maniac" brings new features and improvements and it is now available for Windows, MacOS and Linux. Go to the SocNetV Downloads page and get it!
Here is a brief list of all new features and bugfixes.
Prominence score distribution
SocNetV automatically computes the prominence scores distribution and displays it in a mini chart in the right sidebar of the app window. The chart can be line, area or bars. You can select which chart type you want from app Settings.
The same chart, albeit quite larger, is exported in your socnetv-data folder and displayed inside every HTML prominence report.
Search for and select multiple nodes by numbers, labels, scores
You can now search for multiple nodes by their number, label or prominence score. Matched nodes are highlighted.
Lattice network generator
SocNetV can now create regular lattices of arbitrary dimensions. You can define the lattice dimension d, and the length/size l of each dimension. Also, you can define custom neighborhood size n, which is the distance within which the neighbors on the lattice will be connected.
In weighted networks with valued edges, the user can now ask SocNetV to dichotomize the edges according to some threshold. All edges with weight above that threshold will become binary. The result is a non-valued graph, which is displayed in a new relation.
Custom icons in nodes
SocNetV now allows any image (i.e. PNG, JPEG, SVG) as custom node icon. You can select the desired image from Settings -> Nodes. Any image file from your filesystem can be used as custom node icon in your network.
Also, except the legacy node shapes (box, circle, diamond, etc), SocNetV offers many more built-in icons (person, computer, bug etc).
Export network to any image format
You can now export the network to any of the image formats supported by Qt, i.e. PNG, JPG, BMP, TIFF etc.
Much improved PDF exporting
You can now select orientation as well as quality and DPI when exporting the network to PDF file.
Uniform UI theme
High quality UI theme, inspired from Material Design, for uniform look'n'feel of SocNetV across all OSes.
New Control Panel toolbox menu: Network Auto Create
You can now automatically create a network with one click in the new toolbox menu. Random nets, famous data-sets and web crawler are supported.
Improved Web Crawler
The built-in web crawler runs faster and allows you to exclude/include social network links, parent and child links.
Support for floating point edge weights
SocNetV now understands floating point and (double) edge weights in Adjacency, GraphML, Pajek, edgelists, GML, etc. This means that edge weights in network files can be valid numerical characters along with the plus/minus sign, the characters g and e used in scientific notation, and the decimal point. This fixes a bug with non-integer edge weights while importing Adjacency files...
Also this version brings speed optimization and improved memory management.