Siena - Simulation Investigation for Empirical Network Analysis

The main purpose of this package is to perform simulation-based estimation of stochastic actor-oriented models for longitudinal network data collected as panel data. Dependent variables can be single or multivariate networks, which can be directed, non-directed, or two-mode; and associated actor variables. There are also functions for testing parameters and checking goodness of fit. An overview of these models is given in Tom A.B. Snijders (2017), Stochastic Actor-Oriented Models for Network Dynamics, Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application, 4, 343-363 . An extensive manual, scripts, and much further information is at the Siena website <>.


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1.2-23 by Tom A.B. Snijders, a year ago

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Authors: Ruth Ripley , Krists Boitmanis , Tom A.B. Snijders , Felix Schoenenberger , Nynke Niezink

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

Task views: Statistics for the Social Sciences

GPL (>= 3) license

Imports Matrix, tcltk, lattice, parallel, MASS, methods

Suggests xtable, network, tools, codetools

System requirements: GNU make, tcl/tk 8.5, Tktable

Imported by btergm.

Suggested by netdiffuseR.

See at CRAN