Re: [ona-prac] SNA Software
The best way to get good results from network analysis
tools is to find some simple layouts that you understand
and then implement them in the tools that you are able
to get your hands on.
If you were to arrange the various tools on multidimensional
scales, there would be these scales:
* practical vs academic
* plain vs magical
* quantitative vs qualitative
* Windows vs Linux
* free as in beer vs free as in kittens
* originally designed for x, now reusable for y
* author has a master's degree vs author has a PhD
* in English vs en Francais vs auf Deutsch vs ...
As you know, if you pick enough axes to choose on,
you can pick an axis of differentiation where your choice
wins and where both alternatives presented to date are
worse. I always liked Brian Reid's maps of Usenet from 1993,
which had a strong geographical point of view; here's
an interview with him
where he doesn't even mention it at all.
On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 3:28 PM, brianleclerc
> I am new in Network analysis. Does Inflow worth is price 1000$ compare to Unicef 6 which is free. In terms of price and perfomance which software is recommaded?--
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Good advice on network analysis applications.
I’ve always been of the opinion that it is more important how software technology is used versus how it works.
It really makes sense to start with your desired outcome, then work backwards, since there is quite a variation of tools and their suitability to task. This approach makes selection easy.
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