Every once in a while, I receive requests to include new features in netplot, such as options for weighted ties, different layout algorithms, or access to regular twoway graph options. I very much appreciate these suggestions, and I think implementation of most of them is both desirable and feasible. However, I find myself too busy […]
Omar Lizardo tweets some nice pics Watts-Strogatz small world networks made with netplot in Stata: The original PDF with the pictures is here, the Mata code to generate the networks is here.
Every once in a while, people e-mail me with questions about netplot, and probably the most frequently asked question is how to convert data from an adjacency matrix into an edgelist, which is the data format that netplot expects. I finally took the time to write some decent code to do it, and I might […]
The Stata Journal was kind enough to publish my paper on , a Stata module to draw social networks. Find it here.
I have revamped my to be an overview of available packages and resources to do network analysis in Stata, rather than the description of my own attempts in that field that it was before. Given that quite a few people are developing SNA tools for Stata these days, I thought it would be useful to […]
Doing network analysis in Stata seems to become more and more popular. In October, we saw the release of centpow by Zachary Neal, which computes various centrality measures. Last week I learned of a new Stata package called networks, developed by Hirotaka Miura at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Networks computes betweenness centrality, […]
Updated Oct 14, 2010 I just uploaded a new version of to the SSC repository, from where it should be downloadable within a couple of days you can now install it by typing ssc install netplot in Stata. If you already have it, it should be updated automatically with Stata update. You can also download […]
Of all the currently available data formats for social network data, the .net format that Pajek uses is probably the most widely compatible and versatile format in use. Although these files are basically just ASCII files, Stata cannot directly read data from this format because of rather specific way the data are defined. For one, […]
An important part of what makes social network analysis so fascinating to broad audiences is the possibility of visualization of networks. You can already learn a lot about the structure of a network simply by looking at a picture (although the choice of the ‘right’ picture is no trivial thing), and they can be esthetically […]