Just released: Science@Microsoft – The Fourth Paradigm in Practice Book
“This collection of Science@Microsoft vignettes illustrates some of the progress that has been made in a number of disciplines and describes the technologies that have been deployed to gain these new insights.”
The volume lists tools for scientific research and includes NodeXL:
NodeXL is a powerful and easy-to-use interactive network visualization and analysis tool that uses Microsoft Excel for representing generic graph data, performing advanced network analysis, and visual exploration of networks. NodeXL supports multiple social network data providers that import graph data (nodes and edge lists) into Excel. The import features of NodeXL explore social media by pulling data from personal email indexes on the desktop, Twitter, Flicker, YouTube, Facebook, and web hyperlinks.
NodeXL allows non-programmers to generate useful network statistics and metrics quickly and create visualizations of network graphs. Filtering and display attributes can be used to highlight important structures in the network.