Lars Leszczensky, Pink Sebastian
The Virtue of High Performance Computing for the Statistical Analysis of Social Networks

Pp. 45-48 in: Sabine Richling, Martin Baumann, Vincent Heuveline (Eds.): Proceedings of the 3rd bwHPC-Symposium: Heidelberg 2016. 2017. Heidelberg: heiBOOKS

We illustrate the potential of the bwHPC for sociological research. After briefly explaining why modern sociological research requires more computational time, we outline a recently developed computationally intense statistical model for the analysisof relational data. We close by summarizing an empirical study in which we applied this model to answer a substantive question and greatly benefited from the bwHPC with regard to computation time.