[R] Agent-based social simulation and R

Simone Gabbriellini simone.gabbriellini at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 13:34:59 CET 2008


I don't know if there are better ways, but this is the way I do:

I use Python for building the AB model, and RPy as an interface to R  
for statistical analysis.
One of the best package for SNA in R is igraph, which has a nice  
Python version.
But if you prefere statnet (which is great too), you can simply handle  
it via RPy.

I've learned this strategy from Pietro Terna - http://web.econ.unito.it/terna/

hope it helps,
Simone Gabbriellini

Il giorno 07/nov/08, alle ore 13:06, Tom Backer Johnsen ha scritto:

> Do anyone know anything about the use of R for agent-based social  
> simulation?  It should be possible, and would be convenient for the  
> simple reason that there are several nice packages containing useful  
> stuff for SNA (Social Network Analysis).  Information about  
> packages, web sites, experienced persons in the field, etc. would be  
> very welcome.
> Tom
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Department of Social Sciences
University of Pisa
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