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Statistics::SocialNetworks

Module Version: 0.03
Statistics::SocialNetworks - Perl extension for calculating network constraint and other network statistics.

use Statistics::SocialNetworks ':all'; # create hash representing graph my %g; foreach $f ( qw( a b c ) ) { foreach $t ( qw( a b c ) ) { next if $f eq $t; $g{$f}{$t} = rand(); } } # every time the network changes and before calculations # not needed if you are only creating the graph once flushCache(); # print out Burt network constraint value for each node foreach $f ( keys %g ) { print "$f,", constraint(\%g,$f), "\n"; } # print out Coleman-Theil disorder index for each node foreach $f ( keys %g ) { print "$f,", CTdi(\%g,$f), "\n"; }

Calculates Burt's network constraint value on nodes within a hash based network representation. An earlier version (not public) was based on Graph, but that was too slow for networks of size.

- constraint(hashreference, nodeidentifier)
returns the network constraint

- c(hash reference, node identifier a, node identifier b)
the portion of the network constraint on a by b.

- p(hash reference, node identifier a, node identifier b)
the portion of the value ab of the total weights of edges from a.

- flushCache()
clears an internal cache used to speed everything up.

- CTdi(hash reference, node identifier)
Coleman-Theil disorder index. A measure of diversity of neighbor nodes.

Erich S. Morisse, <emorisse@cpan.org>

Copyright (C) 2009 by Erich Morisse

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.8 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.

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