Registered 2005-09-22 by Dimitris Kalamaras

SocNetV (Social Network Visualizer) is a modern, flexible and user-friendly software application for Social Networks Analysis and Visualization, developed in Qt / C++.

It computes graph properties, such as density, diameter, geodesics and distances (geodesic lengths), connectedness, eigenvector, etc. It also supports advanced structural measures for social network analysis such as centrality and prestige indices (i.e. closeness centrality, betweeness centrality, information centrality, proximity and rank prestige), triad census, cliques, clustering coefficient, etc.

SocNetV offers various layout algorithms based either on prominence indices or dynamic models (i.e. Spring-embedder) for meaningful visualizations of social networks.

Use this application to easily draw social networks (graphs) by point-and-clicking on a virtual canvas or load networks of various formats (GraphML, GraphViz, Adjacency, Pajek, UCINET, etc) from files and modify the resulting graph to suit your needs. Furthermore, random networks (Erdos-Renyi, Watts-Strogatz, ring lattice, etc) and known social network datasets can be easily created.

The application also offers a built-in web crawler, allowing you to automatically create networks from all links found in a given initial URL.

SocNetV is Free Software, licensed under the GNU General Public License 3 (GPL3).

It is developed in C++ and Qt, an open-source, multiplatform GUI development toolkit. You can run SocNetV on Linux, OS X and Windows, as long as you have Qt5 libraries installed.


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2.x series is the current focus of development.


Latest version is 2.5
released on 2019-03-07

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  • SocNetV v2.5 has been released! on 2019-03-08
    The Social Network Visualizer project happily released today a brand new vers...
  • SocNetV v2.4 released! on 2018-02-27
    * New Feature: Kamada-Kawai layout model. - In this model, the network is c...
  • SocNetV v2.3 released! on 2017-07-16
    The Social Network Visualizer project is happy to announce that a brand new v...
  • SocNetV v2.2 released! on 2017-01-21
    We are pleased to announce that a new version of your favorite social network...
  • SocNetV v2.1 released! on 2016-09-29
    We are happy to announce that a brand new version of our favorite social netw...