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A STATA command - centpow - is now available to compute a handful of
node centrality and power indices. From a symmetric (binary or
valued) matrix, the command computes degree centrality, recursive
centrality and power, and beta centrality and power. It can be
installed by typing "ssc install centpow" in the STATA command window.
Recursive centrality and power are conceptually (and often
empirically) similar to Beta centrality and power, but are
computationally distinct; they do not rely on eigenvalues and do not
require selecting a 'beta' parameter. These measures are discussed in
two forthcoming papers, currently available at
Neal, Z. P. (in press) Differentiating Centrality and Power in the
World City Network, Urban Studies.
Neal, J. W. and Z. P. Neal. (in press) Power as a Structural
Phenomenon, American Journal of Community Psychology.
Zachary Neal, Assistant Professor
Michigan State University
Department of Sociology & Global Urban Studies Program
316 Berkey Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
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