Network Analysis Package for R

xUCINET is an R package for social network analysis which is meant to accompany by the book by Borgatti et al on Analyzing Social Networks Using R. At the moment, it is not available through Cran or GitHub, but can be installed via the instructions below.

For version information, see our Versions page. If you notice bugs or want to suggest an improvement, please use this Google Doc.

Note that in various places it makes use of several other packages, including sna, ergm, blockmodeling, and igraph.


To install the package, follow these instructions.

1- Download the current version (xUCINET_0.0.2.0020.tar.gz) or the previous version xUCINET_0.0.1.0022.tar.gz to a folder you can remember.

2- Start RStudio

3- >install.packages("blockmodeling") #unless you already have this installed

4- go to the top bar and select: Tools > Install Packages

5- in the 'install packages' window, set "install from" to "Package Archive"

6- select the file you downloaded in Step 1.

7- In the R-Studio console, activate the package:

> library(xUCINET)

8- To see documentation of a function:

> ?xDensity

9- To see documentation of a dataset:

> ?Krackhardt_HighTech

Bugs and Improvement Requests

  • To report a bug or request an improvement, please consult this Google Doc.