backbone: Extracts the Backbone from Weighted Graphs

Provides methods for extracting from a weighted graph a binary or signed backbone that retains only the significant edges. The user may input a weighted graph, or a bipartite graph from which a weighted graph is first constructed via projection. Backbone extraction methods include the stochastic degree sequence model (Neal, Z. P. (2014). <doi:10.1016/j.socnet.2014.06.001>), hypergeometric model (Neal, Z. (2013). <doi:10.1007/s13278-013-0107-y>), the fixed degree sequence model (Zweig, K. A., and Kaufmann, M. (2011). <doi:10.1007/s13278-011-0021-0>), as well as a universal threshold method.

Version: 1.2.0
Depends: R (≥ 2.10)
Imports: Matrix, methods, stats, utils, CVXR, igraph, network
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown, speedglm, testthat
Published: 2020-05-15
Author: Rachel Domagalski [aut, cre], Zachary Neal [aut], Bruce Sagan [aut]
Maintainer: Rachel Domagalski <domagal9 at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: backbone citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: backbone results


Reference manual: backbone.pdf
Vignettes: backbone
Package source: backbone_1.2.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release: backbone_1.2.0.tgz, r-oldrel: backbone_1.2.0.tgz
Old sources: backbone archive


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