Longitudinal networks can be statistically analyzed by using RSiena from within visone.
Supported is the analysis of one-mode networks with fixed set of actors. Not supported are two-mode networks, multiple networks, multilevel (multi-group) networks, composition change of actors, and multi-parameter tests.
For using the RSiena interface you need to define a network collection that contains your longitudinal networks.
There are two ways for defining a network collection:
- by connecting several open networks in the network collection manager (press in visone's toolbar)
- by loading a RSiena session file in the file menu (press in visone's toolbar)
If you use the network collection manager, add all observations of your data to one network collection. The order of adding defines the oder of the observations. Note that only siena compatible network collections can be analysed by using the RSiena interface.
Learn more about RSiena and some more on the connection options in a short guide on how to use Rsiena from within visone.