# fit_hrg

##### Fit a hierarchical random graph model

`fit_hrg`

fits a HRG to a given graph. It takes the specified
`steps`

number of MCMC steps to perform the fitting, or a convergence
criteria if the specified number of steps is zero. `fit_hrg`

can start
from a given HRG, if this is given in the `hrg`

argument and the
`start`

argument is `TRUE`

.

##### Usage

`fit_hrg(graph, hrg = NULL, start = FALSE, steps = 0)`

##### Arguments

- graph
The graph to fit the model to. Edge directions are ignored in directed graphs.

- hrg
A hierarchical random graph model, in the form of an

`igraphHRG`

object.`fit_hrg`

allows this to be`NULL`

, in which case a random starting point is used for the fitting.- start
Logical, whether to start the fitting/sampling from the supplied

`igraphHRG`

object, or from a random starting point.- steps
The number of MCMC steps to make. If this is zero, then the MCMC procedure is performed until convergence.

##### Value

`fit_hrg`

returns an `igraphHRG`

object. This is a list
with the following members:

Vector that contains the left children of the internal tree vertices. The first vertex is always the root vertex, so the first element of the vector is the left child of the root vertex. Internal vertices are denoted with negative numbers, starting from -1 and going down, i.e. the root vertex is -1. Leaf vertices are denoted by non-negative number, starting from zero and up.

Vector that contains the right children of the vertices,
with the same encoding as the `left`

vector.

The connection probabilities attached to the internal vertices, the first number belongs to the root vertex (i.e. internal vertex -1), the second to internal vertex -2, etc.

The number of edges in the subtree below the given internal vertex.

The number of vertices in the subtree below the given internal vertex, including itself.

##### References

A. Clauset, C. Moore, and M.E.J. Newman. Hierarchical structure
and the prediction of missing links in networks. *Nature* 453, 98--101
(2008);

A. Clauset, C. Moore, and M.E.J. Newman. Structural Inference of Hierarchies
in Networks. In E. M. Airoldi et al. (Eds.): ICML 2006 Ws, *Lecture
Notes in Computer Science* 4503, 1--13. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg
(2007).

##### See Also

Other hierarchical random graph functions: `consensus_tree`

,
`hrg-methods`

, `hrg_tree`

,
`hrg`

, `predict_edges`

,
`print.igraphHRGConsensus`

,
`print.igraphHRG`

, `sample_hrg`

##### Examples

```
# NOT RUN {
## We are not running these examples any more, because they
## take a long time (~15 seconds) to run and this is against the CRAN
## repository policy. Copy and paste them by hand to your R prompt if
## you want to run them.
# }
# NOT RUN {
## A graph with two dense groups
g <- sample_gnp(10, p=1/2) + sample_gnp(10, p=1/2)
hrg <- fit_hrg(g)
hrg
## The consensus tree for it
consensus_tree(g, hrg=hrg, start=TRUE)
## Prediction of missing edges
g2 <- make_full_graph(4) + (make_full_graph(4) - path(1,2))
predict_edges(g2)
# }
```

*Documentation reproduced from package igraph, version 1.2.4.2, License: GPL (>= 2)*