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NodeXL (v.174) throws a curve: edges that bend (a bit)

Curved edges have arrived in NodeXL (v. 174). Here is a network visualization with all the edges drawn as straight lines: The same network graph can be drawn with slightly curved edges: The result is a slight improvement in readability. To start, the edges curve just a bit.  Soon, we will allow user control over […]
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Help file for NodeXL (v.172+)

A detailed help file describing each of the features and functions of NodeXL is now shipping in the project since version v.172. A detailed outline of all the topics covered is available: The help file will be updated as new features are added. NodeXL Excel Template Help File: An Overview of Network Graphs A Quick […]
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June 22, 2011: NodeXL at the NextWork Networks event in New York City

On June 22nd in New York City Wired Magazine and the Economist hosted a day of discussions and displays related to the theme of “Nextwork” hosted by Juniper Networks and located at the Tribeca Rooftop. The Social Media Research Foundation displayed and printed  Nextwork Networks maps of the connections among the people who tweeted about the conference, […]
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NodeXL Exchange Spigot: Extract social networks from enterprise email

The widely used Microsoft Exchange email server contains many networks that are created as people reply to one another and join various groups and distribution lists. A new NodeXL data provider (“spigot“) is now available to extract these social networks from Exchange servers. This is the Exchange Spigot for NodeXL a configurable interface for defining […]
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A legend in your own network graph: NodeXL legend describes data elements

Every network visualization should have a legend that explains what the colors, edge widths, and filters are that define the network graph. NodeXL automatically generates a network legend and displays it when the Graph Elements menu is opened: And the “Legend” option is selected. This will place a legend at the bottom of the visualization […]
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