A Quick Guide to Using NodeXL
Here is a step-by-step guide to doing your own analysis using free software.
- Download NodeXL, which is an open source Excel-based add-on for basic network analysis. From the main website (http://nodexl.codeplex.com/), go to “Downloads” and download the latest version to your desktop and install it. The installation creates a shortcut to an Excel template with the set of macros necessary to set up a data sheet and run analyses.
- Open the Excel template by clicking on the shortcut in your Start menu. You get to an empty version of the Excel template (see figure A-1):
- From here, you can either import network data, for example from your Outlook e-mails, or enter data manually. ...