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Article on linking SoNIA to R for dynamic network viz

The special issue of the Journal of Statistical Software about the statnet ( package for advanced network statistics has finally been released. It is great to see the years of hard work from everyone on the statnet team finally in print! I did some work for the project to hook up the package with SoNIA software to create movies from output of statistical models of dynamic networks of disease transmission. One of the articles in the issue documents the process and includes some example movies:... read more

Posted by Skye Bender-deMoll 2008-05-24

Article on SoNIA in Journal of Social Structure

Skye Bender-deMoll and Daniel A. McFarland (2006) The Art and Science of Dynamic Network Visualization Journal of Social Structure. Volume 7, Number 2.

"...We discuss the problems of social network visualization, and particularly, problems of dynamic network visualization. We consider issues that arise from the aggregation of continuous-time relational data ("streaming" interactions) into a series of networks..."

Posted by Skye Bender-deMoll 2006-07-28

SoNIA 1.1.2 released

This release includes a few new features added in previous "SIENA" version, and some bug fixes accumulated in CVS.

New features:

Specify input file when launching from the command line with file:<path>/<filename>argument. For example:
java -jar sonia_1_1_2.jar file:./inputs/myInput.son

To set the random number seed, now use a seed:<intValue> argument when launching from command line. Example:
java -jar sonia_1_1_2.jar seed:78324897... read more

Posted by Skye Bender-deMoll 2006-01-20

Dynamic Network Visualization paper about SoNIA in AJS

Posted by Skye Bender-deMoll 2005-06-22

SoNIA-1.1 (Social Network Image Animator) Released!

hello world!

SoNIA 1.1 has been released on and is available for download. For more information, visit sonia's new site at:

and the sonia homepage at:

The most current release of the sonia.jar
file, and the source files, can be downloaded from

A draft of "quick start" instructions for installing sonia is at: read more

Posted by Skye Bender-deMoll 2004-09-18