social network analysis

igraph and SNA: an amateur’s dabbling

June 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’ve been playing with the igraph package a bit lately (see previous post HERE) and wanted to approach a problem I once visited in the past. The basic gist of the problem is this: Students in a class are asked … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Data Science Books for Computational Journalists

May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are quite a few books out now on “data science”. I’ve picked out three that I think are the best place to start for computational journalists. First is Machine Learning for Hackers, by Drew Conway and John Myles White. The autho... [Read more...]

Using SNA in Predictive Modeling

April 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

In a previous post, I described the basics of social network analysis. I plan to extend that example here with an application in predictive analytics. Let's suppose we have the following network (visualized in R)Suppose we have used the igraph package ...
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SNA: Visualising an email box with R

August 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Are statistics sexy? Visualising social networks certainly is! I wrote a little function, which makes producing beautiful plots depicting a mailbox with R an extremely easy task. I find visualisations of ‘social graphs’ particularly appealing. They look like flowers. I … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Social Network Analysis using R and Gephis

April 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

After learning the basics of R, I decided to learn something harder last week. I picked Social Network Analysis (SNA) to learn the concepts of SNA and R. My primary interest in SNA is visual exploration of networks, so I needed to find a tool first.&n...
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