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Sample stochastic block model

Description

Sampling from the stochastic block model of networks

Usage

sample_sbm(n, pref.matrix, block.sizes, directed = FALSE,
  loops = FALSE)

Arguments

n

Number of vertices in the graph.

pref.matrix

The matrix giving the Bernoulli rates. This is a KxK matrix, where K is the number of groups. The probability of creating an edge between vertices from groups i and j is given by element (i,j). For undirected graphs, this matrix must be symmetric.

block.sizes

Numeric vector giving the number of vertices in each group. The sum of the vector must match the number of vertices.

directed

Logical scalar, whether to generate a directed graph.

loops

Logical scalar, whether self-loops are allowed in the graph.

...

Passed to sample_sbm.

Details

This function samples graphs from a stochastic block model by (doing the equivalent of) Bernoulli trials for each potential edge with the probabilities given by the Bernoulli rate matrix, pref.matrix.

Value

An igraph graph.

Author(s)

Gabor Csardi csardi.gabor@gmail.com

References

Faust, K., & Wasserman, S. (1992a). Blockmodels: Interpretation and evaluation. Social Networks, 14, 5–61.

See Also

sample_gnp, sample_gnm

Examples


## Two groups with not only few connection between groups
pm <- cbind( c(.1, .001), c(.001, .05) )
g <- sample_sbm(1000, pref.matrix=pm, block.sizes=c(300,700))
g

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