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Tool

Year

Domain

Coverage

Description

UI

Open Source

Operating System

References

S&T Dynamics Toolbox

1985

Scientom

A + V

Tools from Loet Leydesdorff for organization analysis, and visualization of scholarly data.

Command-line

No

Windows

(Leydesdorff 2008)

In Flow

1987

SocSci

A + V

Social network analysis software for organizations with support for what-if analysis.

Graphical

No

Windows

(Krebs 2008)

Pajek

1996

SocSci*

A + V

A network analysis and visualization program with many analysis algorithms, particularly for social network analysis.

Graphical

No

Windows

(Batagelj and Mrvar 1998)

MANET

1996

Statistics

A + V

MANET is a tool for exploring data, providing a range of graphical tools for studying multivariate features.

Graphical

Yes

Mac

(Unwin 1996)

ExplorN

1997

Statistics

A +V

ExplorN is a data analysis and visualization tool that supports scatterplot matrices, parallel coordinate plots, incon-enhanced three-dimensional seteoscopic plots, and more.

Graphical

Yes

All Major

(Carr et al. 1997)

XGobi

1998

Statistics

A + V

XGobi is a data visualization system for viewing high-dimensional data.

Graphical

Yes

Windows, Linux

(Swayne et al. 1998)

UCINet

2000

SocSci*

A + V

Social network analysis software particularly useful for exploratory analysis.

Graphical

No

Windows

(Borgatti, Everett et al. 2002)

XploRe

2000

Statistics

A + V

XploRe allows for multidimensional analysis, non- and semiparametric modelling, and analysis of financial markets.

Graphical

Yes

Windows, Linux

(Härdle et al. 2000)

Boost Graph Library

2000

CS

Analysis and Manipulation

Extremely efficient and flexible C++ library for extremely large networks.

Library

Yes

All Major

(Siek, Lee et al. 2002)

nViZn

2000

Statistics

A + V

nViZn is a Java foundation for analytical graphics, best understood as a geometric analytical engine that allows for the visualization of statistical data.

Command-line

No

All Major

(Wilkinson et al. 2000)

CommonGIS

2001

GeoVis

A + V

CommonGIS is a tool for visualizing spatial data and allows for exploratory data analysis.

Graphical

Yes

Web based

(Andrienko et al. 2003)

Visone

2001

SocSci

A + V

Social network analysis tool for research and teaching, with a focus on innovative and advanced visual methods.

Graphical

No

All Major

(Brandes and Wagner 2008)

GeoVISTA

2002

Geo

GeoVis

GIS software that can be used to lay out networks on geospatial substrates.

Graphical

Yes

All Major

(Takatsuka and Gahegan 2002)

Cytoscape

2002

Bio*

Visualization

Network visualization and analysis tool focusing on biological networks, with particularly nice visualizations.

Graphical

Yes

All Major

(Cytoscape-Consortium 2008)

Mondrian

2002

Statistics

A + V

Mondrian is a general purpose data visualization program particularly useful when working with categorical data, geographical data and large data sets.

Graphical

Yes

All Major

(Theus 2002)

NetworkX

2002

Networks

A + V

NetworkX is a Python language software package that allows for the analysis and visualization of complex networks.

Command-line

Yes

All Major

(Hagberg,Swart, & S Chult 2008)

Tulip

2003

CS

Visualization

Graph visualization software for networks over 1,000, 000 elements.

Graphical

Yes

All Major

(Auber 2003)

iGraph

2003

CS

Analysis and Manipulation

A library for classic and cutting edge network analysis usable with many programming languages.

Library

Yes

All Major

(Csárdi and Nepusz 2006)

CrystalVision

2003

Statistics

A + V

ExlporN is a data visualization program that focuses on parallel coordinate plots, scatterplots, and grand tour animations.

Graphical

Yes

All Major

(Wegman and Dorfman 2003)

CiteSpace

2004

Scientom

A + V

A tool to analyze and visualize scientific literature, particularly co-citation structures.

Graphical

Yes

All Major

(Chen 2006)

HistCite

2004

Scientom

A + V

Analysis and visualization tool for data from the Web of Science.

Graphical

No

Windows

(Garfield 2008)

R

2004

Statistics

A + V

A statistical computing language with many libraries for sophisticated network analyses.

Command-line

Yes

All Major

(Ihaka and Gentleman 1996)

GraphViz

2004

Networks

Visualization

Flexible graph visualization software.

Graphical

Yes

All Major

(AT&T-Research-Group 2008)

OpenGeoDa

2005

Geo

A + V

OpenGeoDa is a tool for exploratory spatial data analysis (ESDA) on lattice data (points and polygons).

Graphical

Yes

All major

(Anselin 2005)

Prefuse

2005

Visualization

Visualization

A general visualization framework with many capabilities to support network visualization and analysis.

Library

Yes

All Major

(Heer, Card et al. 2005)

VisuaLyzer

2005

Networks

Visualization

VisuaLyzer is a tool for importing data from Edgelists/Edgearray, Excel or GraphML formats and generating newtork visualizations.

Graphical

No

All Major

(Reshef 2009)

NWB Tool

2006

Bio,
SocSci, Scientom

A + V

Network analysis & visualization tool conducive to new algorithms supportive of many data formats.

Graphical

Yes

All Major

(Huang 2007)

BibExcel

2006

Scientom

A + V

Transforms bibliographic data into forms usable in Excel, Pajek, NetDraw, and other programs.

Graphical

No

Windows

(Persson 2008)

tnet

2006

Netowrks

A + V

Tnet is a tool for social network analaysis of weighted, two-mode, and lognitudinal netowrks.

Graphcial

Yes

All Major

(Barrat et al. 2004)

KrackPlot

2006

Networks

A + V

KrackPlot is a netowrk analysis program designed specifically for the analysis of social networks.

Graphical

Yes

All Major

(McGrath and Blythe 2004)

libSNA

2006

Networks

A + V

This open-source social network analysis tool is under development by Abe Usher.

Graphical

Yes

All Major

(Terna 2008)

GUESS

2007

Networks

Visualization

A tool for visual graph exploration that integrates a scripting environment.

Graphical

Yes

All Major

(Adar 2007)

Publish or Perish

2007

Scientom

Data Collection and Analysis

Harvests and analyzes data from Google Scholar, focusing on measures of research impact.

Web-based

No

Windows, Linux

(Harzing 2008)

Commetrix

2007

Networks

A + V

Commetrix software allows users to dynamically analyze and create rich network maps.

Graphical

Yes

Windows (any system that supports Java)

(Trier and Bobrik 2007)

PEGASUS2008NetworksA + VOverview PEGASUS is a Peta-scale graph mining system, fully written in Java that provides large scale algorithms for important graph mining tasks.
Command-lineYesAll Major(Kang, Tsourakakis, and Faloutsos, 2009)

GraphStream

2008

Networks

Visualization

GraphStream is a dynamic graph library written in Java that allows for the presentation of dynamic graphs.

Command-line

No

All Major

(Pigné et al. 2008)

Gephi

2009

Networks

A + V

Gephi is an interactive visualization and exploration platform for all kinds of networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs.

Graphical

Yes

All Major

(Bastian et al., 2009)

VOSviewer

2009

Networks

Visualization

VOSviewer is a visualization tool useful for analyzing bibliometric networks.

Graphical

Yes

All Major

(Eck and Waltman 2011)

GraphInsight2009NetworksVisualizationGraphInsight is a freely available program that allows for visualization of complex data structures into graphs to provide business intelligence for organizations.GraphicalNoAll Major(Dallachiesa and Nicolini 2009)

NodeXL

2010

SocSci

A + V

NodeXL is a free, open-source template for Excel 2007 and 2010 that lets you enter a network edge list, click a button, and see the network graph, all in the Excel window.

Graphical

No

Windows

(Hansen et al. 2010)

PlotViz2010NetworksVisualizationPlotViz is a tool for the visualization of large-scale high dimensional dataGraphical Windows(Choi et al. 2010)

TINA

2011

Scientom,
Networks

A + V

Tool for interactive assessment of projects portfolio and visualization of scientific landscapes.

Graphical

Yes

All Major

(Cointet 2008)

Spotfire 4.0

2011

Statistics

A + V

Spotfire allows users to analyze and visualize their data using complex and predictive statistics.

Graphical

No

All Major

(Shneiderman 2007)

CitNetExplorer2014

Scientom, Networks

A + VCitNetExplorer (‘Citation Network Explorer’) is a software tool for analyzing and visualizing citation networks of scientific publications.GraphicalNoAll Major(van Eck and Waltman 2014)
MuxVi 2014Multiplex networksA + VMuxViz ('multilayer analysis and visualization platform') is a framework for the multilayer analysis and visualization of networks.LibraryYesAll Major(Domenico 2014)
VennMaker2013NetworksA + VVennMaker is a software tool which allows users to collect network relationships from an actor’s point of view and render for comparative and quantitative analysis.GraphicalNoAll Major(Schönhuth, Kronenwett, Gamper, Stark, 2013)

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