Person and Relation Hierarchy

Description

A function to establish either the Person or the Relation Hierarchy in a multiple network

Usage

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hierar(W, x, type = c("person", "relation"))

Arguments

W

an object of 'Rel.Box'

x

(integer or character) the actor of reference, either by its location in the adjacency matrix or by the label.

type

whether the hierachy is for the 'persons' or for the 'relations' in the network with respecto to ‘x’

Details

The person hierarchy refers to the inclusion relations among the actors, whereas the relation hierarchy refers to the inclusion relations among the ties. Both are from the perspective of a chosen actor of reference in the given network.

Value

An array that represents the partial order structure of the respective hierarchy.

Note

The cumulation of the person hierarchy is obtained through the cph function.

Author(s)

Antonio Rivero Ostoic

References

Breiger, R.L. and P.E. Pattison, ‘Cumulated social roles: The duality of persons and their algebras,’ Social Networks, 8, 215-256. 1986.

See Also

rbox, cph, partial.order, diagram

Examples

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## Create the data: 2 binary relations among 3 elements
arr <- round( replace( array( runif(18), c(3 ,3, 2) ), array( runif(18),
c(3, 3, 2) ) > .5, 3 ) )

## The relation box
rarr <- rbox(arr, k=1)

## Calculated the person hierarchy of a random actor
hierar(rarr, ceiling(runif(1, min=0, max=dim(arr)[2])))

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