***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** even though i was involved in creating the search path count idea, i fully agree with vlado on this. pat On 4/14/2014 6:49 PM, Vladimir Batagelj wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > On 14-04-2014 11:24, Loet Leydesdorff wrote: >> ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** >> >> Dear Marianna and Prabir: >> >> Diana Lucio-Arias & Loet Leydesdorff, Main-path analysis and >> path-dependent transitions in HistCite(tm)-based historiograms , >> _Journal of the American Society for Information Science and >> Technology _59(12), 1948-1962, 2008 <pdf-version >; <software > >> >> http://arxiv.org/abs/0911.1454  >> >> Best, >> >> Loet > > Instead of main path I prefer to use critical path method (CPM). > The main path method is based on a greedy heuristic while CPM > determines > the path with the largest sum of all its weights. > Another option is to determine the line island(s) - a subnetwork with > the strongest links. It usually contains the main path and CPM path. > > http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-10745-0_57 > http://pajek.imfm.si/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=dl:gfkl_305.pdf > > best, Vlado > with best wishes pat -- patrick doreian professor emeritus department of sociology 2602 WWPH university of pittsburgh pittsburgh, PA 15260 phone: 412 648 7537 fax: 412 648 2799 website: http://patrickdoreian.com Social Networks http://ees.elsevier.com/son/default.asp _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.