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2008

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Fitting Position Latent Cluster Models For Social Networks With Latentnet, Pavel N. Krivitsky, M Handcock Jan 2008

Fitting Position Latent Cluster Models For Social Networks With Latentnet, Pavel N. Krivitsky, M Handcock

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

latentnet is a package to fit and evaluate statistical latent position and cluster models for networks. Hoff, Raftery, and Handcock (2002) suggested an approach to modeling networks based on positing the existence of an latent space of characteristics of the actors. Relationships form as a function of distances between these characteristics as well as functions of observed dyadic level covariates. In latentnet social distances are represented in a Euclidean space. It also includes a variant of the extension of the latent position model to allow for clustering of the positions developed in Handcock, Raftery, and Tantrum (2007). The package implements ...