search.ergmTerms: Search the ERGM terms

search.ergmTermsR Documentation

Search the ERGM terms

Description

Searches through the ergm.terms help page and prints out a list of terms appropriate for the specified network's structural constraints, optionally restricting by additional keywords and search term matches.

Usage

search.ergmTerms(search, net, keywords, name, packages)

Arguments

search

optional character search term to search for in the text of the term descriptions. Only matching terms will be returned. Matching is case insensitive.

net

a network object that the term would be applied to, used as template to determine directedness, bipartite, etc

keywords

optional character vector of keyword tags to use to restrict the results (i.e. 'curved', 'triad-related')

name

optional character name of a specific term to return

packages

optional character vector indicating the subset of packages in which to search

Details

Uses grep internally to match the search terms against the term description, so search is currently matched as a single phrase. Keyword tags will only return a match if all of the specified tags are included in the term.

Value

prints out the name and short description of matching terms, and invisibly returns them as a list. If name is specified, prints out the full definition for the named term.

Author(s)

skyebend@uw.edu

See Also

See also ergm.terms for the complete documentation

Examples


# find all of the terms that mention triangles
search.ergmTerms('triangle')

# two ways to search for bipartite terms:

# search using a bipartite net as a template
myNet<-network.initialize(5,bipartite=3)
search.ergmTerms(net=myNet)

# or request the bipartite keyword
search.ergmTerms(keywords='bipartite')

# search on multiple keywords
search.ergmTerms(keywords=c('bipartite','dyad-independent'))

# print out the content for a specific term
search.ergmTerms(name='b2factor')

# request the bipartite keyword in the ergm package
search.ergmTerms(keywords='bipartite', packages='ergm')


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