a free program written by Steve Borgatti for visualizing both 1-mode and 2-mode social
network data. It can handle multiple relations at the same time, and can
use node attributes to set colors, shapes, and sizes of nodes. Pictures
can be saved in metafile, jpg, gif and bitmap formats.
The program reads UCINET system files, UCINET DL files, Pajek files, and its own VNA format
(which allows saving network and attribute data together, along with
layout information like spatial coordinates, colors, etc.).
If you format data as a VNA file, NETDRAW can handle large files.
For example, sparse networks of 3500 nodes are very practical on a machine
with 1GB of RAM (more is better). 10,000 nodes works fine with 2GB of RAM
(assuming it is very sparse, of course).
Please make sure that
your UCINET program is calling the latest version of NETDRAW. You can ensure this in UCINET by going to the OPTIONS menu and choosing "Helper Applications".