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Installing Sci2

Q: I am having trouble installing and running Sci2. What should I do?

A: One common problem when initially installing Sci2 is not having a current version of Java. Sci2 runs on Java 1.6 or newer. If you are having trouble installing Sci2, you may want to install the latest version of Java. If you have the latest version of Java installed, but is not being detected by Sci2, you can tell tool specifically where to look for the newer version of Java You will want to target the javaw.exe file – which is likely located in the C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin directory, assuming you have installed Java in the default place.

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If you're installation of Java is located in another directory on your system, you'll need to replace the path to javaw.exe with the one you find on your system. Save the file in the Sci2 installation and you should be able to start the tool.

Loading Data

Q: I am having trouble loading an ISI file that I downloaded from Web of Science. What should I do?

 A: Web of Science recently changed the format for their data. Try updating your version of Sci2 to the newest, v1.0 alpha. Also, see the page about the ISI format, which includes a work-around for loading ISI data in older versions of the tool.

Network Extraction

Q: How are networks extracted from my data?

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