NodeXL for Microsoft® Excel® 2007 and 2010 is a free open-source template that makes it easy to explore network graphs. 

NodeXL was developed by the Social Media Research Foundation "a group of researchers who want to create open tools, generate and host open data, and support open scholarship related to social media". 

NodeXL's features  include:

  • Flexible Import and Export   
  • Direct Connections to Social Networks  
  • Zoom and Scale  
  • Flexible Layout 
  • Easily Adjusted Appearance 
  • Dynamic Filtering 
  • Powerful Vertex Grouping  
  • Graph metric Calculations 
  • Task automation


Microsoft. (2012). Nodexl: Network overview, discovery and exploration for excel. Retrieved from

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