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Citation

If you are using one or more of the statnet packages for research that will be published or otherwise publicly distributed, we request that you acknowledge this with the following citation:

Mark S. Handcock, David R. Hunter, Carter T. Butts, Steven M. Goodreau, and Martina Morris (2003).
statnet: Software tools for the Statistical Modeling of Network Data. 
URL http://statnet.org

License and attribution

This software is distributed under the GPL-3 license. It is free, open source, and has the following attribution requirements (GPL Section 7):

You agree to retain in statnet and any modifications to statnet the copyright, author attribution and URL information as provided at a http://statnet.org/attribution.

You agree that statnet and any modifications to statnet will, when used, display the attribution:
  Based on 'statnet' project software (http://statnet.org). 
  For license and citation information see http://statnet.org/attribution

What does this mean?

If you are modifying statnet or adopting any source code from statnet for use in another application, you must ensure that the copyright and attributions mentioned in the license above appear in the code of your modified version or application. These attributions must also appear when the package is loaded (e.g., via “library” or “require”).

In addition, if you are using the statnet package or any of the component packages for research that will be published, we request that you acknowledge this with a citation (see Citation).

License Information for the component packages (e.g., ergm)

The licenses for the component packages are similar to statnet. They can be found in the statnet package using the citation function, e.g.:

citation('ergm')