I am Visone user and I have begun to use “Network Mining” plugin as well. First of all, the connection (viz input and output) is working great with Visone!
I am learning the workflows that are available at http://tech.knime.org/node/36105. So far I could try the “Social Network Analysis” example. And I have realized how much the analysis can be improved using Knime features together with Visone. Congratulations for this plugin!
Follow some general comments:
- As I come to Knime because of Visone, I am not familiarized about Knime interface and functioning yet. At beginning I had difficult to locate/download the example workflows which are stored in the “public KNIME server”. I would suggest to make available the following link, in which this step is more detailed (http://www.knime.org/example-workflows).
- Other point to beginners in Knime is to deal with “file reader” and “network reader” nodes. In the downloaded workflows, the data appears as stored in “C:\DATA\Demo\network\...”. I think this is the original source. I had to find out the data inside the workspace where I downloaded the workflows. Maybe it seems obvious, but a little explanation about it could be useful to beginners as well.
- Some workflows inputs demands other workflows outputs by using “network writer” node in the first workflow and “network reader” node in the second. For instance, this happens in “Network Creation Workflow (01202001_networkCreation)” which provides data to “Phase of Life Prediction (01202002_phaseOfLifePrediction)”. I had to change “network writer” node configuration. Specifically, I had to check in “memory policy” tab the option “write tables to disc”. Anyway, if I save or close the workflow the “.knet” table which is generated by “network writer” just disappear. In other words, the table “.knet” isn’t stored definitively. So, always I want to use “Phase of Life Prediction” I have to run the workflow “Network Creation Workflow” first. Is there any way to prevent the missing of this table?
All the best in this new year!