Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) References See Also Examples

The hazard rate is the instantaneous probability of adoption at each time representing the likelihood members will adopt at that time (Allison 1984). The shape of the hazard rate indicates the pattern of new adopters over time. Rapid diffusion with convex cumulative adoption curves will have hazard functions that peak early and decay over time whereas slow concave cumulative adoption curves will have hazard functions that are low early and rise over time. Smooth hazard curves indicate constant adoption whereas those that oscillate indicate variability in adoption behavior over time.

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`obj` |
A |

`no.plot` |
Logical scalar. When TRUE, suppress plotting (only returns hazard rates). |

`include.grid` |
Logical scalar. When TRUE includes a grid on the plot. |

`...` |
further arguments to be passed to the method. |

`x` |
An object of class |

`y` |
ignored. |

`main` |
Character scalar. Title of the plot |

`xlab` |
Character scalar. x-axis label. |

`ylab` |
Character scalar. y-axis label. |

`type` |
Character scalar. See |

`bg` |
Character scalar. Color of the points. |

`pch` |
Integer scalar. See |

`add` |
Logical scalar. When TRUE it adds the hazard rate to the current plot. |

`ylim` |
Numeric vector. See |

This function computes hazard rate, plots it and returns the hazard rate vector
invisible (so is not printed on the console). For *t>1*, hazard rate is calculated as

*[q(t) - q(t-1)]/[n - q(t-1)]*

where *q(i)* is the number of adopters in time *t*, and *n* is
the number of vertices in the graph.

In survival analysis, hazard rate is defined formally as

*
λ(t-1)= lim (t -> +0) [F(t+h)-F(t)]/h * 1/[1-F(t)]
*

Then, by approximating *h=1*, we can rewrite the equation as

*
λ(t-1)= [F(t+1)-F(t)]/[1-F(t)]
*

Furthermore, we can estimate *F(t)*, the probability of not having adopted
the innovation in time *t*, as the proportion of adopters in that time, this
is *F(t) ~ q(t)/n*, so now we have

*
λ(t-1)= [q(t+1)/n-q(t)/n]/[1-q(t)/n] = [q(t+1) - q(t)]/[n - q(t)]
*

As showed above.

The `plot_hazard`

function is an alias for the `plot.diffnet_hr`

method.

A row vector of size *T* with hazard rates for *t>1* of class `diffnet_hr`

.
The class of the object is only used by the S3 plot method.

George G. Vega Yon & Thomas W. Valente

Allison, P. (1984). Event history analysis regression for longitudinal event data. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications.

Wooldridge, J. M. (2010). Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data (2nd ed.). Cambridge: MIT Press.

Other statistics: `bass`

,
`classify_adopters`

,
`cumulative_adopt_count`

, `dgr`

,
`ego_variance`

, `exposure`

,
`infection`

, `moran`

,
`struct_equiv`

, `threshold`

,
`vertex_covariate_dist`

Other visualizations: `dgr`

,
`diffusionMap`

, `drawColorKey`

,
`grid_distribution`

,
`plot_adopters`

, `plot_diffnet2`

,
`plot_diffnet`

,
`plot_infectsuscep`

,
`plot_threshold`

,
`rescale_vertex_igraph`

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | ```
# Creating a random vector of times of adoption
toa <- sample(2000:2005, 20, TRUE)
# Computing cumulative adoption matrix
cumadopt <- toa_mat(toa)$cumadopt
# Visualizing the hazard rate
hazard_rate(cumadopt)
``` |

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