statnet: Software tools for the representation, visualization, analysis and simulation of network data

Mark S. Handcock, David R. Hunter, Carter T. Butts, Steven M. Goodreau, Martina Morris

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statnet is a suite of software packages for statistical network analysis. The packages implement recent advances in network modeling based on exponential-family random graph models (ERGM). The components of the package provide a comprehensive framework for ERGM-based network modeling, including tools for model estimation, model evaluation, model-based network simulation, and network visualization. This broad functionality is powered by a central Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithm. The coding is optimized for speed and robustness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Statistical Software
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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