You can download either the 32-bit or 64-bit version of UCINET. The 32-bit version is the standard version and runs on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. The 64-bit version is limited in that it does not have all of the functions of the 32-bit version. It often crashes. Therefore, it is best used in tandem with the 32-bit version.

32-bit Installation Package. This installs the latest version of the 32-bit version of UCINET along with several helper programs (such as NetDraw), and puts a copy of all the standard datasets in a folder called Ucinet Data under your Documents folder. It runs on 64-bit and 32-bit Windows. 

64-bit installation package. This is NOT recommended. If you have a 64-bit version of Windows, you can try this 64-bit version of UCINET. It lets you analyze much larger datasets, if you have the RAM memory for it. However, it is also flaky. Older parts of UCINET are not compatible with 64-bit execution, so these parts will crash. 

Trial vs "real" version. Actually, there is no separate trial version. If you download the program, it will run on your computer for 60 days without having to enter a registration code. Buying the program gets you that registration code. So whether you buy or just try, you download the same program.

Virus/malware issues. There was a time when the download files were stored in a DropBox location. For some reason, this caused Norton AntiVirus to flag the program as dangerous. So we don't use DropBox for this anymore. But you might still run into issues with Norton or some other anti-virus program when installing UCINET. One thing to be aware of is that Windows 8 will issue a warning that the publisher is unknown and probably dangerous. This just means we haven't sought (read: paid for) Microsoft certification.

Installation Notes


Installation works best if you right-click on the installation file (typically called something like setup32UCI6534.exe) and choose 'Run as Administrator'. Similarly, it is also helpful to use 'Run as Administrator' when running UCINET itself for the first time, as this allows you to register the program for all users of your machine. 


The best way to run UCINET on a Mac is to use a Windows emulator such as Parallels (or, of course, Bootcamp). However, it is (often) possible to run UCINET on a Mac using Wine. For more information, see this FAQ

Version Info

  • Version 6.678 | 11 May 2019
    New Capabilities
    • Added gf command to the CLI. It calculates Gould and Fernandez brokerage roles (like Network|egonet|G&F brokerage, but without all the bells and whistles). Of particular importance is the ability to specific which neighbors of a node should be included in the analysis. The choices are IN (all nodes sending ties to ego), OUT (all nodes receiving ties from ego), BOTH (all nodes with in or out ties to ego), and RECIP (all nodes that have both in and out tie with ego). Syntax is gf(<network> <partition> [OUT|in|both|recip]). Example:
      ->gen = col(campattr "gender")
      ->dsp gf(campnet gen in)
    • Fixed the Network|Egonet|G&F brokerage routine which was causing crashes
    Posted May 11, 2019, 8:03 AM by Steve Borgatti
  • Version 6.677 | 1 May 2019
    • changed "data for learning ucinet.xls" file that is installed with ucinet
    • fixed 2-mode centrality (Network|2-mode|centrality) routine which was giving random crashes
    • added parameter to Data|Filter/extract|Ego-network that allows user to specify number of steps away from ego.
    Posted May 6, 2019, 8:12 AM by Steve Borgatti
  • Version 6.676 | 18 April 2019
    • Standardized coefficients to output of node-level regression (Tools|Testing Hypotheses|Node|Regression|Y-perm)
    • Export to Pajek procedure now fixed (Data|Export|Pajek)
    Posted Apr 18, 2019, 1:25 PM by Steve Borgatti
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