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Same data, different layouts! This animated image shows three different NodeXL layout styles for the same dataset for #deeplearning: Force directed, packed rectangles and treemap. The graph represents a network of 3.805 Twitter users whose recent tweets contained "#deeplearning", or who were replied to or mentioned in those tweets. The data was collected over the 9-day, 5-hour, 35-minute period from Tuesday, 10 May 2016 to Thursday, 19 May 2016. Try different layouts via the NodeXL>Graph Pane>Layout Menu>Layout Options>Lay out each of the graph's groups in its own box> Box Layout algorithm

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Unveiling the complex connectivity of  human needs  in urban  places. Towards a better understanding of  the social dimension of sustainability.

Authors: Ioanna Anna Papachristou and Martí Rosas-Casals

Abstract: We present a methodology based on complex networks and maximal information methods that, using data from surveys on urban perception at two spatial levels, reveals the connectivity between human needs. Questions, linked to needs by their satisfiers, are represented by nodes, and correlation between them by edges, weighted by the information strength of every pair of questions. Graph theory is applied to reveal the structure of the network. Our results show that different spatial levels present different and non-trivial patterns of need emergence. A simple  numerical model suggests a dependency on the probability distribution of weights. This way of visualising the connectivity of human needs can be  used to devise new strategies to cope with the complexity of urban-making processes.

NodeXL in the Classroom

We are very proud that NodeXL Pro is gaining popularity in classrooms around the world! Have a look at this recent classroom assignment visualizing the social networks of TV show characters.


NodeXL in the News

Tom Torok headed the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times computer-assisted reporting team. NodeXL is one of the tools he uses. Read this article (in Russian only).

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The long awaited new NodeXL book "Think Link" is in progress.

A completely new volume is in the works collecting chapters on network research using NodeXL. We continue to seek chapter submissions: have a classarticle, or research process you want to share, consider writing a chapter for the next NodeXL book!

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  • ASONAM 2016: Social Media Research Foundation Director Marc Smith and Harald Meier will deliver the tutorial "Introduction to Social Media Network Analysis with NodeXL" at IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining. The conference takes place in San Francisco, August 18-21, 2016.

  • UCLA - Digital Humanities and social networks:  Talk and workshop with Marc Smith. Los Angeles, May 6th, 2016.

  • USC ISI - Charting collections of connections in social media: Creating maps and measures with NodeXL. Los Angeles, May 5th, 2016.

  • Cal State Los Angeles – Talk on social media network mapping. Los Angeles, May 4th, 2016.

  • #DataSocial talk on social media networks, influence, and network visualization. San Francisco, April 27th, 2016.

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