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Action Science Explorer (Formerly iOpener Workbench)

Action Science Explorer (Formerly iOpener Workbench)
Latest News January 2012. Our paper on Action Science Explorer was accepted by JASIST, the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. December 2011. July 2010. Description The goal of the iOpener project is to generate readily-consumable surveys of different scientific domains and topics, targeted to different audiences and levels. Action Science Explorer is partially an integration of two powerful existing tools the SocialAction network analysis tool and the JabRef reference manager. JabRef supplies all the features one would expect from a reference manager, including searching using simple regular expressions, automatic and manual grouping of papers, DOI and URL links, PDF full text with annotations, abstracts, user generated reviews and text annotations, and many ways of exporting. These tools are linked together to form multiple coordinated views of the data. There are other coordinated views that provide the user with other aspects of the field.

Circos - Circular Genome Data Visualization Enterprise Software Doesn't Have to Suck: Social Network Analysis using R and Gephis After learning the basics of R, I decided to learn something harder last week. I picked Social Network Analysis (SNA) to learn the concepts of SNA and R. My primary interest in SNA is visual exploration of networks, so I needed to find a tool first. Which tool to use for visual SNA? 1) graphical representation of network 2) visually navigate the graph (zoom in/out, drag) to explore large graphs 3) manipulate the graph (filter nodes, edit/delete/group nodes and same for edges) 4) free, preferably open source. I found out that R has good libraries like SNA (checkout Drew Conway's tutorial) and iGraph (see this tutorial) for social network analysis. So I continued my hunt for a good tool for visual SNA and discovered Gephis, an open source app for visual exploration. WARNING: SNA with Gephis is addictive. After you download Gephi, checkout Gephi quick start guide to get your bearings. Gephi Features Tour from gephi on Vimeo. Web rendition of these graphs is also possible.

NodeXL: Network Overview, Discovery and Exploration for Excel CiteSpace: Visualizing Patterns and Trends in Scientific Literature Requirements Java Runtime (JRE) You need to have Java Runtime (JRE) installed on your computer before you can run CiteSpace. Make sure you install the JRE that matches to your system. Memory or RAM It is recommended that you should have at least 1024MB (=1GB) of memory on your computer. WebStart versus Download You may use either the WebStart link or the download link. Linux Eric SanJuan, University of Avignon, France, provides the following script. Download the standalone Java 7 tgz archive from oracle official website and use it WITHOUT any system installation: # to download Java 7 standalone archive wget # to extract files from the archive tar -xzf jre-7u9-linux-i586.tar.gz # to run CiteSpace wget # to run CiteSpace using previous Java 7 jre1.7.0_09/bin/javaws citespace.jnlp Mac Data Three sample datasets are provided below. 1. 2.

12 Visualizations That Will Change the Way You View Scale in Your World Scale is a simple concept. From a very early age, children know about big and small, heavy and light, more and less. Extreme scales, however, are another story. Try to imagine, for example, the size of the universe… or $1 trillion made up entirely of dollar bills. Exactly. Grasping the actual quantities involved in extreme scales can be difficult, which makes managing scale in visualizations an interesting problem. Below are 12 visualizations that try to show things at extreme scales. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Infographic originally published on 10. xkcd’s creator, Randall Munroe seems to enjoy visualizations of scale. 11. 12. Humans all fit within a small range of sizes, weights, and lifespans, and the quantities we deal with typically fit in small ranges as well. Drew Skau is a PhD Computer Science Visualization student at UNCC, with an undergraduate degree in Architecture.

CiteSpace: visualizing patterns and trends in scientific literature CiteSpace is a freely available Java application for visualizing and analyzing trends and patterns in scientific literature. It is designed as a tool for progressive knowledge domain visualization (Chen, 2004). It focuses on finding critical points in the development of a field or a domain, especially intellectual turning points and pivotal points. CiteSpace supports structural and temporal analyses of a variety of networks derived from scientific publications, including collaboration networks, author co-citation networks, and document co-citation networks. The primary source of input data for CiteSpace is the Web of Science. Notes: You need to have Java Runtime installed on your computer. Can I access an expired version? Yes. How should I get the new version? New versions of CiteSpace will be available as a downloadable file. Follow the CiteSpace Manual and Tutorial links for information on how to get started. Disclaimer CiteSpace is made available as it is.

Gaping Holes In Your Password Security It’s hard to instill the importance of using a multitude of passwords across services, especially when it’s tough to remember, just how many times did I use that old go-to password, anyway? The Password Reuse Visualizer by Paul Sawaya isn’t an art project or artist’s rendering. It’s a free Firefox add-on that you can download to view the relationships of your own Firefox-saved passwords. And it’s extraordinarily effective at cutting through any personal denial that you may have about your own password diligence. For me (and the art used from this piece was generated from my own bad habits), that means one of my old, most-used passwords sprouted like a dandelion blooming with seeds. I’ve since cleaned up my act, enlisting LastPass to generate unique passwords (and get to the root of that password dandelion), offloading my password memory and ingenuity for the auto-calculated security of a subscription service. [Image: Yellowj/Shutterstock]

Publish or Perish - Anne-Wil Harzing Are you applying for tenure, promotion or a new job? Do you want to include evidence of the impact of your research? Is your work cited in journals which are not ISI listed? Then you might want to try Publish or Perish, designed to help individual academics to present their case for research impact to its best advantage. Version: 4.17.0 (18 June 2015) About Publish or Perish Publish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. Total number of papers and total number of citations Average citations per paper, citations per author, papers per author, and citations per year Hirsch's h-index and related parameters Egghe's g-index The contemporary h-index Three variations of individual h-indices The average annual increase in the individual h-index The age-weighted citation rate An analysis of the number of authors per paper. Note: Support for Microsoft Academic Search is still in its early stages and its coverage is more limited than that of Google Scholar.

Uberlink | Insight From Online Networks Elements and Standards Learning Tool In this section, we offer an interactive model which details the analysis and assessment of reasoning, and enables you to apply the model to real life problems. On this page we introduce the analysis and assessment of reasoning. To skip this introduction and go directly to the model, see the links near the bottom of this page. Why the Analysis of Thinking Is Important Everyone thinks; it is our nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed, or downright prejudiced. Yet the quality of our life and of what we produce, make, or build depends precisely on the quality of our thought. All Thinking Is Defined by the Eight Elements That Make It Up Eight basic structures are present in all thinking: Whenever we think, we think for a purpose within a point of view based on assumptions leading to implications and consequences. Each of these structures has implications for the others.