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problem fixed and not so serious (lucky me) - just a pc setting issue (system language should be on UK or USA). Thanks to those who promptly pointed out this to me.
Technical issues are always a major obstacles - for those of you who run UCINET on a virtual machine on a MAC like I do, if you experiment such a problem just act within the virtual machine from the control panel as if you were in Windows.
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2010/12/14 Mignonne Guy <[log in to unmask]>
Elena Pavan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>after long time away from UCINET, I have just realized that the CONCOR
>procedure now allows to specify a value for convergence that is set at 0.2
>I do not remember it was possible to specify such a value in past versions
>(while doing experiments i only used default settings) and now i'm
>encountering some problems re-running the same analysis i performed some
>First - i keep receving and error message that says that 0,2 is not a valid
>floating point - and this could be the case... but the problem is that i
>have no idea how to get out of it and i never had this message with this
>same matrix.. Should i then determine a value myself? Since this would be
>even more abritrary than trying out default settings as i did before, i
>could just leave the field blank (is this tantamount to what convergence
>value? perhaps 1?) ...in any case, blank or 1 i obtain different results
>than in my past analyses. The fact things change do not surprise me, but i
>need to figure out how to set a plausible convergence value for my analyses
>in order to make them compatible with those i performed with older versions
>of the software... any suggestions?
>thanks in advance
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Elena Pavan, Ph.D.
Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienza dell'Informazione
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