Misc Links: Stata Networks and Mac SPSS bugfix

October 25, 2010 at 12:54 pm 1 comment

| Gabriel |

Two quick links that might be of interest.

  • As probably became inevitable with the creation of Mata, progress marches on in bringing social networks to Stata. Specifically, SSC is now hosting “centpow.ado,” which calculates Bonacich centrality and a few related measures directly in Stata. Thanks to Zach Neal of Michigan State for contributing this command. A few more years of this kind of progress and I can do everything entirely within Stata rather than exporting my network data, using “shell” to send the work out to R/igraph, and merging back in.
  • Last week’s Java update for OS X broke some functionality in SPSS (or PASW, or IBM SPSS, or whatever they’re calling it now). If this is a problem for you, here’s some helpful advice on how to fix it. Or you could  take my less helpful advice: switch to Stata.

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1 Comment

  • 1. Xiao  |  October 25, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    I have been also going back and forth between Stata and R/igraph for social network measures. Glad to know I am not alone 🙂

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