Pajek datasets
from the book

Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek
Wouter de Nooy, Andrej Mrvar, Vladimir Batagelj

Student government discussion network.

Dataset   Student

Description 11 vertices (members of the student government), 41 arcs (choice of discussion partner), no edges, no loops, no line values.
Student_government.clu: the formal position of the student in the parliament (1 - advisor, 2 - minister, 3 - prime minister).
Student_government.paj: Pajek project file with data listed above.


complete dataset (ZIP, 0.5K)


This network contains the discussion relations among the eleven students who were members of the student government at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. The students were asked to indicate with whom of their fellows they discussed matters concerning the administration of the university informally. Within the parliament, students have positions which convey formal ranking: the prime minister, the ministers, and the advisors.


  1. V. Hlebec, 'Recall versus recognition: comparison of two alternative procedures for collecting social network data.' (in A. Ferligoj & A. Kramberger (Eds.), Developments in Statistics and Methodology. Ljubljana: FDV, 1993).
  2. Pajek dataset: Student Government of the University of Ljubljana / 1992
  3. W. de Nooy, A. Mrvar, & V. Batagelj, Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), Chapter 10.


  1. Original author: Valentina Hlebec (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana,
  2. Transformed in Stran format by V. Batagelj, 28. July 1993.
  3. Transformed in Pajek format by V. Batagelj

2. January 2004   Pajek datasets / Exploratory SNA