alpha_up {BLSM} | R Documentation |

## Update step for the `\alpha`

variable

### Description

Accept/reject the proposal for the `\alpha`

model variable

### Usage

```
alpha_up(Y, lpz, W, alpha, adelta, a_a, a_b)
```

### Arguments

`Y` |
Adjacency matrix of the observed network |

`lpz` |
Matrix containing the negative square root of the Euclidean distances between latent positions |

`W` |
BLSM Weights matrix of the observed network |

`alpha` |
Model variable |

`adelta` |
The uniform proposal for |

`a_a` |
Shape parameter of the Gamma prior distribution for |

`a_b` |
Rate parameter of the Gamma prior distribution for |

### Value

Updated value of the `\alpha`

variable

[Package

*BLSM*version 0.1.0 Index]