ergm.exact: Calculate the exact loglikelihood for an ERGM

Description Usage Arguments Details Value See Also Examples

View source: R/ergm.allstats.R

Description

ergm.exact calculates the exact loglikelihood, evaluated at eta, for the statnet exponential-family random graph model represented by formula.

Usage

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ergm.exact(eta, formula, statmat = NULL, weights = NULL, ...)

Arguments

eta

vector of canonical parameter values at which the loglikelihood should be evaluated.

formula

an link{formula} object of the form y ~ <model terms>, where y is a network object or a matrix that can be coerced to a network object. For the details on the possible <model terms>, see ergm-terms. To create a network object in , use the network() function, then add nodal attributes to it using the %v% operator if necessary.

statmat

if NULL, call ergm.allstats to generate all possible graph statistics for the networks in this model.

weights

In case statmat is not NULL, this should be the vector of counts corresponding to the rows of statmat. If statmat is NULL, this is generated by the call to ergm.allstats.

...

further arguments; not currently used.

Details

ergm.exact should only be used for small networks, since the number of possible networks grows extremely fast with the number of nodes. An error results if it is used on a directed network of more than 6 nodes or an undirected network of more than 8 nodes; use force=TRUE to override this error.

In case this function is to be called repeatedly, for instance by an optimization routine, it is preferable to call ergm.allstats first, then pass statmat and weights explicitly to avoid repeatedly calculating these objects.

Value

Returns the value of the exact loglikelihood, evaluated at eta, for the statnet exponential-family random graph model represented by formula.

See Also

ergm.allstats

Examples

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# Count by brute force all the edge statistics possible for a 7-node 
# undirected network
mynw <- network(matrix(0,7,7),dir=FALSE)
system.time(a <- ergm.allstats(mynw~edges))

# Summarize results
rbind(t(a$statmat),a$weights)

# Each value of a$weights is equal to 21-choose-k, 
# where k is the corresponding statistic (and 21 is 
# the number of dyads in an 7-node undirected network).  
# Here's a check of that fact:
as.vector(a$weights - choose(21, t(a$statmat)))

# Simple ergm.exact outpuf for this network.  
# We know that the loglikelihood for my empty 7-node network
# should simply be -21*log(1+exp(eta)), so we may check that
# the following two values agree:
-21*log(1+exp(.1234)) 
ergm.exact(.1234, mynw~edges, statmat=a$statmat, weights=a$weights)

ergm documentation built on June 21, 2021, 9:07 a.m.