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Dear SOCNET members,

In the October 2015 issue of *Social Networks*, Benjamin Lubin and I
published "Spectral Goodness of Fit for Network Models" (SGOF), which
introduces a whole-network measure of goodness of fit.  Like R-squared,
SGOF describes percent improvement in fit from a null model.  Because it
doesn't depend on model specification, it allows comparison of fit among
non-nested or even non-statistical models.

We have been receiving some inquiries, so I would like to provide links to
an R package and quick tutorial for calculating this goodness of fit

*The R package is available at github: (right-click
"view raw" and save the file).

*A quick tutorial (including installation instructions) is available at .

*And the article (open access) is at .

Please direct any questions, comments or concerns to me at [log in to unmask]

Thank you!


Jesse Shore
Assistant Professor of Information Systems
Questrom School of Business
Boston University
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