JPathfinder is the Java version of the software. It runs on any computer with an up-to-date version of Java (free). Some sample data files and a terms file are placed in a "jpf" directory for experimentation. This software is now very stable, but please report any problems or bugs. You also should download fresh copies before starting new projects to take advantage of any fixes that have been made.
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Executable jar file: Download JPathfinder.jar (4.7 Mbytes)
Documentation: Download JPathfinder.doc
The Quick Guide provides an overview of JPathfinder and
some advice on using the software. Download JPathfinder Quick Guide
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Updated June 4, 2021 2:06 PM MDT
Matlab version of Pathfinder (9.0)
A MATLAB Pathfinder APP is available. It creates a folder, "pfdir" in your user folder. The folder, pfdir, is used by the APP and it contains some sample proximity data and terms files to get you started.
Download Pathfinder 9 for Windows ............... Download Pathfinder 9 for Mac
You may run into some permission issues when installing the software. On the PC, Windows may try to prevent installation, but clicking "more info" will give you the option of opening it anyway. On the Mac, you first have to unzip the app by double clicking the zip. This usually goes ok, but then when you try to open the Installer, you will get the "Unknown Developer" message. Try right clicking (or Control click) and then Open. When that doesn't work, try it again and you should get the option to open it anyway.
Documentation is accessible from the APP under "Help"
You can also download the documentation here:
Download Pathfinder9.docx ............. Download QuickPathfinder9.docx
Download Pathfinder9.pdf ............... Download QuickPathfinder9.pdf
A paper summarizing Pathfinder networks with examples of its use:
Schvaneveldt, R. W., Durso, F. T., & Dearholt, D. W. (1989). Network structures in proximity data. In G. Bower (Ed.), The psychology of learning and motivation: Advances in research & theory, Vol. 24 (pp. 249-284). New York: Academic Press. Download PDF
The Pathfinder Book which is out of print:
Schvaneveldt, R. W. (Editor) (1990). Pathfinder associative networks: Studies in knowledge organization. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.
Download zipped PDF of the chapters in the Pathfinder Book
More papers are available for downloading at Roger's Papers
Here is a list of functions performed by the software.
|Average multiple data files|
|Compute a coherence measure on proximity data|
|Correlate pairs of proximity data sets|
|Generate Pathfinder networks from proximities|
|Generate Threshold networks from proximities|
|Generate Nearest Neighbor networks from proximities|
|Compute network properties|
|Merge two or more networks into one|
|Compute the similarity of networks|
|Handle multiple data files|
|Move nodes to new positions (links follow)|
|Print and save a PFnet|
|Display directed links|
|Collect pairwise rating data|