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 experimental and only runs on 64-bit windows. As it is subject to crashes, it is best used in tandem with the 32-bit version.

32-bit Installation Package. This installs 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. The installation program is new as of version 6.531 and unfortunately can't automatically uninstall versions of UCINET prior to 6.531, so you should do that yourself prior to installing current version.

64-bit installation package. 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. See the FAQ on this.


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 6.578 | 19 June 2015

    • Added new capability to the Run command in the CLI. It is now possible to add a parameter. For example, suppose you have a text file called doit.txt containing these lines:

      c = centrality($$)
      h = holes($$)
      dsp corr(h,c)

      In the CLI, you can then type:

      ->run doit.txt campnet

      and it will execute the three commands substituting "campnet" for "$$". 

      This can be combined with the forfiles command to run a script on multiple files. For example, if you have a set of files called "newc0", "newc1", "newc2" etc., you can type:

      ->forfiles newc* doit.txt $$

      and it will execute doit.txt for every file whose name begins with "newc". 
    • Fixed bug in Data|Partition to Subgraphs. The Labels button (for the partition dataset) was not working properly.

    Posted Jun 19, 2015, 7:14 PM by Steve Borgatti
  • Version 6.577 | 16 June 2015

    • Fixed bug in Matrix Editor, which, when using the Fill command, was only filling the active sheet, even if the user requested that all sheets be filled
    • Fixed bug in calling text editor, which was failing when file path names were really long. 
    • Added help information about forfiles and run commands
    • Added loadcsv command to CLI
    • Fixed bug in CLI's PN routine which was not automatically supplying the normal value of beta
    • Fixed bug in exporting to csv that was causing program to include row and column numbers
    • Updated installation package to include NetDraw version 2.153, which fixes a bug in coloring ties by type of relation
    Posted Jun 21, 2015, 11:47 AM by Steve Borgatti
  • Version 6.576 | 8 June 2015

    • Fixed bug in Network|Ego networks|Longitudinal|Egonet Change. It was not handling missing values correctly. 

    Posted Jun 8, 2015, 1:10 PM by Steve Borgatti
  • Version 6.575 | 3 June 2015
    • Fixed bug in CLI function xtab
    Posted Jun 3, 2015, 7:21 PM by Steve Borgatti
  • Version 6.574 | 2 June 2015

    • Fixed bug in Tools|Similarities and Distances which was ignoring the setting of the "diagonal valid" checkbox
    • Changed CLI function Product to prevent users from entering more than two matrices. For example, product(samplk1 samplk2 samplk3) is NOT permitted
    Posted Jun 2, 2015, 1:56 PM by Steve Borgatti
  • Version 6.573 | 28 May 2015

    • Cleaned up the startup process to eliminate some first-time start-up issues. 
    • Added Excel command to CLI. Used to start up Excel and transfer data to it. Use like this:
      ->Excel campnet
    • Added Excel button to toolbar of Matrix editor. It transfers the data directly to Excel without creating an Excel file first.
    Posted May 31, 2015, 3:01 PM by Steve Borgatti
  • Version 6.572 | 24 May 2015

    • Fixed bug in Transform|Symmetrize that was preventing it from calculating density of original matrix
    • Fixed bug IPF routine of the CLI. Unless the user specified the number of iterations to use, it used just 1, leaving the job incomplete
    • Fixed bug in Matrix spreadsheet editor which made it difficult to use after pressing the New button, because it defaulted to 0 rows and columns
    • Fixed problem in matrix editor that would sometimes retain unused/empty columns or rows when saving to a ucinet dataset
    • Added dyad census to Cohesion commands in both menu and cli
    • Fixed bug in CLI version of Unpack which was assigning all matrices the same label
    Posted May 25, 2015, 5:34 PM by Steve Borgatti
  • Version 6.571 | 23 May 2015
    Note: This installation package includes Netdraw version 2.152 which now features a (primitive) undo facility 
    • Added feature to Data|Import Text|DL to allow DL files to have comments. Anything following "comment" or "remark" or "/" or "#" in a line will be ignored.
    Posted May 23, 2015, 11:03 AM by Steve Borgatti
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