fastball {backbone}R Documentation

Randomize a binary matrix using the fastball algorithm

Description

fastball randomizes a binary matrix, preserving the row and column sums

Usage

fastball(M, trades = 5 * nrow(M))

Arguments

M

matrix: a binary matrix (see details)

trades

integer: number of trades; the default is 5R trades (approx. mixing time)

Details

Given a matrix M, fastball randomly samples a new matrix from the space of all matrices with the same row and column sums as M.

Value

matrix: A random binary matrix with same row sums and column sums as M.

References

Godard, Karl and Neal, Zachary P. 2022. fastball: A fast algorithm to sample bipartite graphs with fixed degree sequences. arXiv:2112.04017

Examples

M <- matrix(rbinom(200,1,0.5),10,20)  #A random 10x20 binary matrix
Mrand <- fastball(M)  #Random matrix with same row and column sums

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