kernel {CommKern} | R Documentation |

## Distance-based kernel

### Description

Description of the distance-based kernel function

### Usage

```
kernel(mat, rho)
```

### Arguments

`mat` |
a distance-based matrix |

`rho` |
a bandwidth/scaling parameter whose optimal value is solved for within the larger score function |

### Details

This is an ancillary function that is passed into the score function, used for calculating the distance-based kernel.

The function returns an m x m matrix (where m is the number of networks) to be used as input for the kernel function.

### Value

the value of the kernel

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