template_network: Construct an Empty "Template" Network Consistent with an...

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template_networkR Documentation

Construct an Empty “Template” Network Consistent with an Egocentric Sample


Taking a egor object, constructs a network object with no edges whose vertices have the attributes of the egos in the dataset, replicating the egos as needed, and taking into accounts their sampling weights.


template_network(x, N, scaling = c("round", "sample"), ...)



A egor object.


The target number of vertices the output network should have.


If egor contains weights or N is not a multiple of number of egos in the sample, it may not be possible, for a finite N to represent each ego exactly according to its relative weight, and scaling controls how the fractional egos are allocated:


(the default) Rather than treating N as a hard setting, calculate N w_i / w_\cdot for each ego i and round it to the nearest integer. Then, the N actually used will be the sum of these rounded freqencies.


Resample in proportion to w_i.


Additional arguments, currently unused.


A network object.


Pavel N. Krivitsky

See Also

as.egor.network, which performs the inverse operation.


summary(faux.mesa.high, print.adj = FALSE)

fmh.ego <- as.egor(faux.mesa.high)

# Same actor attributes
fmh.template <- template_network(fmh.ego, N=network.size(faux.mesa.high))
summary(fmh.template, print.adj = FALSE)

# Twice the actors, same distribution
fmh2.template <- template_network(fmh.ego, N=2*network.size(faux.mesa.high))
summary(fmh2.template, print.adj = FALSE)

statnet/ergm.ego documentation built on June 13, 2022, 5:20 p.m.