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Network datasets

Since I started posting network tutorials on this site, people will occasionally write to ask me about the included example datasets. I also get e-mails from people asking where they might find network data to use for a project or in teaching. Seems like a good idea to post a quick reply here. The datasets included in my tutorials are …

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Boston Data Day 2013 Skill-A-Thon

The Data Swap 2013 skill-a-thon organized by The Boston Globe, NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, and The Boston Area Research Initiative is taking place on October 17-18. The materials for the quick network tutorial I’m doing there are posted below. DataSwap 2013 network presentation (Download PDF). Visualizing network dynamics: Download the network visualization software Gephi here. You will also …

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Intro to Network Software: UCINET, NodeXL, Gephi, R, Statnet, ERGM, Siena

Intro materials: network analysis software (UCINET, NodeXL, Gephi, Statnet, ERGM, RSiena)

In the fall of 2012, I got to design & lead the weekly labs for a network seminar at USC. I also worked on the methods portion of the syllabus for the class. COMM 645: Communication Networks is a PhD-level course taught by Peter Monge. The labs cover a range of network tools – from the classic UCINET program through …

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Geeks Nerds Featured

Truth, beauty, geeks and nerds:
Ngram & Google Insight

Google’s recent launch of Ngram – a service that shows the frequencies of phrases appearing in indexed books – opened up new possibilities for data exploration fun.  A game that data geeks can now play involves comparing the popularity of phrases in books vs. the frequency of their appearance as search terms. Google Insight provides one decent way to trace …

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