Recently, I received training on Inflow software. This software performs data and network analysis. It maps relationship between different nodes/people based on their shared features.
This software is very easy to use and generates maps with excellent clarity. It exports data from existing database to excel file and saves it in ".csv" form. It allows the user to create nodes based on the records in the excel file. After creating the nodes, the next step is to link the nodes based on the relationships between different nodes/people present in the network. Once the connection is established, the network map can be generated.
Interestingly, I have used a similar kind of software called "Network Simulator-2" in my graduate program. This software analyzes network traffic between different computers connected in a network. In NS-2, each system acts as a "node" and "link"between the systems shows the traffic flow between the two systems. I hope my experience with the NS-2 software will be helpful in learning the InFlow Software.