A network collection is a set or sequence of several networks that belong together, e.g., by building a longitudinal network (i.e., a network observed at several moments in time). Network collections can be jointly analyzed and visualized (e.g., computing the same centrality index or applying the same layout algorithm on all open networks). A visone network collection that represents longitudinal data can be visualized by a dynamic layout algorithm showing the evolution of the network over time and it can be analyzed with the RSiena software for modeling the co-evolution of networks and behavior. This trail guides you through these application scenarios in an example-driven way. To follow the steps illustrated here, download the file
Newfrat_top3.zip, linked from and described in the page Newcomb_Fraternity_(data), and extract (unzip) it to your hard disk.