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. 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. 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 6.654 | 16 May 2018
    • Added capability to the CLI that provides a test for the difference in degree centralization between two relations on the same nodes. Syntax is:
      centdiff(<relation1> <relation2> [dir|undir]). Usage example:
      ->dsp centdiff(padgm padgb undir)
      Note 1. If you neither dir nor undir are specified, the program checks the two matrices and if either is not symmetric, it runs outdegree centralization. If both are symmetric, then it runs undirected degree centralization. 
      Note 2. If the data are valued, degree centrality will be computed as the sum of the tie strengths. 

    Posted May 16, 2018, 7:18 PM by Steve Borgatti
  • Version 6.653 | 8 May 2018
    • Added capability in CLI that enables export to tab-delimited text files with no labels. Usage:
      ->savetext campnet

    Posted May 8, 2018, 8:12 AM by Steve Borgatti
  • Version 6.652 | 25 Apr 2018
    • Changed CLI's betacent routine to accept "max" when asking for a range of betas. The word 'max' stands in for 0.95/lambda, where lambda is the largest eigenvalue of the adjacency matrix
    • You can now type "bonpow" in the CLI as a synonym for betacent

    Posted Apr 25, 2018, 11:59 AM by Steve Borgatti
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