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Pajek is powerful, free social network analysis software. It runs natively on Windows, and via Wine on Mac or Linux.

Users should consult the Pajek wiki. Here is an overview of the software.

Installing Pajek

To download and install Pajek, follow instructions on the Pajek wiki. For compatibility with the book, download the book edition (3rd edition). (You may like to download the latest version as well, but without the older Book Edition there is no guarantee that everything will work as the book says it should. On the other hand, more recent versions may be improved, and will provide basically the same functionality. Your pick. You might like to have both.)

Special instructions for the Mac (if you don't want to run Windows) can be found here.

Data files required for ESNAP (and manual)

Download sample data sets for use with the textbook from the Pajek wiki. Store them in your Pajek Data directory for future reference. You'll also find a Pajek manual for reference (but ESNAP is a better guide).

Other software for Pajek

These two programs are very useful for generating Pajek files out of data presented in a different format:

txt2pajek: Converting text file data sets into Pajek format

excel2Pajek: Converting excel sheets into Pajek format


More help is available!