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Your query might be more appropriate for the Stocnet discussion list
which is specialized in issues concerning the programs included in
Stocnet, among which Siena. See http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/stocnet/
But let me try to answer it here, as far as I can.
1. I do not understand your problem in running Siena and have not heard
of such problems earlier. The van de Bunt data supplied with Siena, for
example, have 7 waves, and these can be used in Siena without any
problem. When you follow exactly the steps in the Stocnet manual
(assuming that you run Siena from within Stocnet) and the Siena manual,
it should work.
2. Investigating groups of 6 actors with 10 attributes strikes me as
being a bit risky - too many variables for so few actors.
3. Too analyze multiple groups you may need to use adapted specifications.
4. What you write about structure still seems too vague. It may be a
good idea to develop your thoughts further on this aspect.
Shan Cook wrote:
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> Subject: Waves in siena problem & Idea request
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> Question 1 of 2)
> I have been trying to run Siena but have encountered a
> More than 3 waves causes in the program freezing/failing
> to respond etc.
> And no, this is not just that the program needs more time
> to process the data - it is an actual freeze that requires
> a restart of the program.
> I have tried:
> using the supplied data.
> using no attributes (actor waves only).
> removing all model options (density etc) so that the
> program has few functions to perform.
> using a different PC.
> uninstalling the program and reinstalling a new download.
> The data I wish to analyse: 12 groups, mean 6 actors
> in each group and mean 6 waves for each group, 10
> My exploration: if a group achieve a structure by wave X
> (density,centralisation, etc)
> and they have attributes >=Y (motivation, social
> familiarity, etc)
> then their performance (group and individual) is more
> likely to be >=Z
> I lack the necessary knowledge in IT, mathematics and SNA
> to understand the problem.
> Is it simply that STOcNET can only run 3 waves at any one
> If there is not 'fix' is is possible to run multiples of 3
> with overlaps? i.e. waves 123, then 345, then 567?
> Question 2 of 2)
> I would appreciate thoughts on which 'structures' to
> examine. I have found a few papers that touch upon similar
> topics but if anyone has any ideas that they think would
> be worth trying out but haven't had the time to try, then
> I would be more than happy to accomodate.
> Thank you for your thoughts
> Ms Shan Cook
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Tom A.B. Snijders
Professor of Statistics in the Social Sciences
University of Oxford
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Department of Sociology, University of Groningen
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