Generalized Path Analysis for Social Networks

The social network literature features numerous methods for assigning value to paths as a function of their ties. 'gretel' systemizes these approaches, casting them as instances of a generalized path value function indexed by a penalty parameter. The package also calculates probabilistic path value and identifies optimal paths in either value framework. Finally, proximity matrices can be generated in these frameworks that capture high-order connections overlooked in primitive adjacency sociomatrices. Novel methods are described in Buch (2019) <>. More traditional methods are also implemented, as described in Yang, Knoke (2001) .


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0.0.1 by David Buch, a year ago

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Authors: David Buch [aut, cre]

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GPL-3 license

Imports Rcpp, ResistorArray

Suggests knitr, rmarkdown, testthat

Linking to Rcpp

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