visone. Part I: Introduction visone. Part II: Longitudinal Networks

Ulrik Brandes & Jürgen Lerner
University of Konstanz

Part 1 is LIMITED to 50 Seats
Part 2 is LIMITED to 30 Seats

visone (ital. mink) is a free software tool that combines comprehensive means for analysis with unique visualization capabilities. It can also be used as a graphical frontend to R, RSiena, and KNIME.

Part I: Introduction.
This is a hands-on introduction to visone. After a brief overview of its design and features, we will explore some of its core functionality. Using exemplary network analyses, we will produce presentations of findings step-by-step, starting from data input to arrive at publication quality information visualizations.

Part II: Longitudinal Networks.
This part is suitable for users already familiar with the basic functionality of visone, and preferably also the RSiena software for stochastic actor-oriented models. We will create time-coherent animations of longitudinal networks and use graphical means to assess specifications of network evolution models.

It is advisable to bring a laptop running Windows, MacOS, or Linux. The software is written in Java and easily installed from It features many standard and non-standard methods for analysis and visualization of networks, and a powerful graphical user interface. It’s native file format is GraphML, allowing for arbitrarily many attributes of nodes, links, and networks, but other formats such as CSV tables, UCINet DL, Pajek .net, etc., can be imported. Visualizations can be exported as pdf, png, tiff, svg, or Windows metafiles.