Missing help file

posted Dec 3, 2014, 6:10 PM by Steve Borgatti

Recent version of the UCINET installation package were missing the help file -- ucinet.chm. That's been fixed. But if you don't want to reinstall UCINET just for that one file, you can download the help file directly:
It's a zip file. Once it has been downloaded, extract the ucinet.chm file and copy it to the folder where uci6.exe resides. Normally, this is something like C:\Program Files (x86)\Analytic Technologies.

New installation procedure

posted Nov 1, 2014, 12:27 PM by Steve Borgatti

Starting Nov 1, 2014 (UCINET version 6.531), we are using DeployMaster instead of InstallAware to install UCINET. This has an unfortunate consequence, which is that the new installer won't know how to uninstall old versions of UCINET. So if you have previously installed UCINET and want to install 6.531, please manually uninstall the old version first. You can do this by going to start|programs|analytic technologies and clicking on Uninstall Ucinet, or by using the Windows control panel feature Manage Programs and Features to uninstall ucinet. 

Installation issues with mtxvec

posted Jun 21, 2014, 9:54 AM by Steve Borgatti   [ updated Jun 23, 2014, 10:34 AM ]

Starting June 19th (2014) we've had a few issues with installing ucinet, due to a third party product that is currently being integrated with UCINET. We believe this is fixed now (as of June 21). 

Issues with Avast

posted Mar 29, 2014, 12:33 PM by Steve Borgatti   [ updated May 27, 2014, 10:04 AM ]

In March, 2014, some users reported that their Avast anti-virus software was treating UCINET as malware. Don't yet know why -- other virus checkers are not having a problem. 

Changes in file locations

posted Dec 29, 2013, 7:22 AM by Steve Borgatti   [ updated Jan 5, 2014, 2:12 PM ]

Dropbox recently "banned" the public folder we were using to distribute Analytic Technologies materials. Messages to users said we had exceeded bandwidth regulations. But on further inquiry, Dropbox said it was because we were "hosting malware". So as a first step we have deleted all files from the Dropbox location and started the process of finding new homes for main files. More on the way. If there is something you are missing, please send an email to steve at 

Interestingly, many users in recent years had reported that their Norton anti-malware software was flagging the ucinet setup file stored on Dropbox as malware. But when we would send the user the same file via other means (e.g., YouSendIt), Norton had no problems. We don't know what the deal is. We know there are a few news reports about Dropbox having problems with hackers using Dropbox accounts to spread malware. Maybe when Norton sees an installation file like ucinetsetup.exe on a Dropbox public folder, it becomes automatically suspicious and warns the user.

In any case, we will have to move away from using Dropbox to distribute AnalyticTech materials. Inconvenient, but one benefit is that it will make things easier for Chinese users. Most mainland Chinese have been unable to access Dropbox files since 2010. (Ironically, though, it is apparently Chinese hackers that have been abusing Dropbox. This is like the plot of an opera.)

New Book on SNA

posted Oct 1, 2012, 6:50 AM by Steve Borgatti   [ updated May 13, 2013, 10:04 AM ]

A new UCINET-oriented book on SNA is coming out in June, 2013. Here's the entry in the Sage catalog. If you like, take a look at the Preface and the Introduction. You might also want to see the companion website for the book.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Mathematical Foundations
  3. Research Design
  4. Data Collection
  5. Data Entry and Management
  6. Multivariate Techniques
  7. Visualization
  8. Testing Hypothesis
  9. Whole Networks
  10. Centrality
  11. Cohesive Subgroups
  12. Equivalence
  13. 2-Mode Data
  14. Large Networks
  15. Ego Networks


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