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I used R in a PhD course on social networks. You still can find the course
website including additional network functions, problem sets and solutions
I mostly used the igraph package, which is a good starting point. If you are
more interested in the statistical stuff like p*/ERGM and the longitudinal
models of Siena, you should also consider the RSiena package (as mentioned
by Tom) and the statnet package.
Hope this helps.
Marco van der Leij
On Wed, 12 May 2010 10:19:58 +0200, Carl Nordlund wrote
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> Dear all,
> I have recently installed the Windows client of the R language as I
> would like to play around with some of the SNA algorithms found in
> [WINDOWS-1252?]ibernas blockmodeling package. One problem is that I
> know R (yet), so I'm digesting the refence manuals as fast as possible.
> However, I guess there are plenty of SNA:ers who are using R in
> their analyses. Is there a SNA-specific reference to be found
> somewhere? I am certain that R is a very worthwhile language to
> learn - and I intend to! - but I'm sort of stuck on simple things
> like how to load/import network data into R... (I have tried using
> M<-read.table('myTabSeparatedData') but it adds row and column
> headers - plus that the resulting M object doesn't seem to be a
> Matrix object)
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> Carl Nordlund, BA, PhD student
> Human Ecology Division, Lund university
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Dpto. Fundamentos del Análisis Económico
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