***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Hello everyone, I would like to generate a random network, with a similar number of ndoes and connection to the network I have created from field data, to compare the distance and clustering co-efficient of each. Not unlike the the method in http://arxiv.org/pdf/cond-mat/0307439 My network created from field data has no isolated nodes. However, when I ask Pajek to create a network with the same number of nodes and connections I get plenty of isolates, which apparently will not make a valid clustering co-efficient or distance comparison. Andrew Shipilov kindly suggested to my that it is possible to generate distance and clustering coefficients purely from knowing the number of nodes and connections I wish to use, although I am having trouble tracking down this method. Can anyone suggest a way of either generating a random network with a specified number of nodes and connections that has no isolates or doing the above calculation ? Many thanks, Vaughan Bell _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.