```
::opts_chunk$set(
knitrcollapse = TRUE,
comment = "#>",
fig.path = "README-"
)
```

This package has been designed to provide functions which enable the construction of adjacency matrices, from a specified string of characters. It contains functions to generate an empty adjacency matrix (with each unique substring as a row name or column name) from a given list of strings. This is useful when performing social network anaylsis. In this current release, the strings are bidirectional, meaning it doesn’t matter where two unique substrings occur in the string.

The output matrices can be used directly with packages such as
`igraph()`

Generating large matrices is computationally intensive and may take a while.

`string_in = c('apples, pears, bananas', 'apples, bananas', 'apples, pears')`

`blank_matrix = generate_adj_matrix(string_in)`

`string_2_matrix(blank_matrix, string_in)`

`install.packages('String2AdjMatrix')`

`devtools::install_github('tomdrake\String2AdjMatrix')`

Requires `stringr`

This package comprises three functions;
`generate_adj_matrix`

, `string_2_matrix`

and
`string_2_matrix_x`

.

`generate_adj_matrix()`

Generates an adjacency matrix from a given string. Detects unique values and generates a blank matrix with colnames and rownames of each unique value in supplied string.

The `string_data`

argument is the string from which the
unique values and matrix will be generated.

`string_2_matrix()`

Iteratively applies `string_2_matrix_x()`

to each column
of a matrix. Use to generate an entire adjacency matrix.

The `new_matrix`

element of the function should be either
the matrix generated by `generate_adj_matrix()`

or an empty
data matrix of equal number of rows and columns. These should have
unique values specified as the row names and column names.

The `supplied_string`

element refers to the string in
which the search is to be performed. i.e
`list = c('apples, pears, bananas', 'apples, bananas', 'apples, pears')`

Generating large matrices is computationally intensive and may take a while.

`string_2_matrix_x()`

This function takes a specified column in a matrix and identifies how
many times that substring appears with each row name for a given set of
strings. Use to generate one column of adjacency data. Also used
iteratively as part of `string_2_matrix()`

The `new_matrix`

element of the function should be either
the matrix generated by `generate_adj_matrix()`

or an empty
data matrix of equal number of rows and columns. These should have
unique values specified as the row names and column names.

The `supplied_string`

element refers to the string in
which the search is to be performed. i.e
`list = c('apples, pears, bananas', 'apples, bananas', 'apples, pears')`

The `coord_x`

argument specifies the number column for
which to convert. i.e. `coord_x = 1`

is the first column of a
data matrix, `coord_x = 12`

is the twelfth column of a data
matrix.