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Design and programming a matrices transformation software for analyzing networks

REDES: Revista Hispana para el Análisis de Redes Sociales. 2015;27(1):73-80 DOI 10.5565/rev/redes.602

 

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Journal Title: REDES: Revista Hispana para el Análisis de Redes Sociales

ISSN: 2385-4626 (Print); 1579-0185 (Online)

Publisher: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences: Social sciences (General)

Country of publisher: Spain

Language of fulltext: Spanish, Portuguese

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AUTHORS


Enrique Marcet García (Instituto Superior Politécnico José A. Echeverría (cujae).)

Miriam Palacios-Callender (School of Computing and Technology, University of West London.)

Marcelo Marcet Sánchez (Universidad de Matanzas.)

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

Instructions for authors

Time From Submission to Publication: 24 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

<p>For many professionals linked to Social Network Analysis (SNA), it is important to transform their data for further studies. Often, the data of systems where exist ties are stored in elementary matrices, and not in full matrices, frequently used in SNA software. The objective of this paper was to design and program a modifiable software with the potential to transform three columns matrices [A (group 1), B (group 2) and C (ties between groups nodes)] to full and symmetric matrices, and to analyze the advantages of software regarding storage and data processing problems. To perform the necessary operations was developed a transformation matrix method and an algorithm (pseudocode) of this method. The algorithm was programmed in wxBasic to improve the compatibility between operating systems and to make the user modification easier, obtaining stable and easy-to-use software.</p>