Alexander Engström ; Patrik Norén

Polytopes from Subgraph Statistics
dmtcs:2912 
Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science,
January 1, 2011,
DMTCS Proceedings vol. AO, 23rd International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2011)

https://doi.org/10.46298/dmtcs.2912
Polytopes from Subgraph Statistics
Authors: Alexander Engström ^{1}; Patrik Norén ^{2}
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Alexander Engström;Patrik Norén
1 Department of Mathematics [Berkeley]
2 Department of Mathematics [Sweden]
We study polytopes that are convex hulls of vectors of subgraph densities. Many graph theoretical questions can be expressed in terms of these polytopes, and statisticians use them to understand exponential random graph models. Relations among their Ehrhart polynomials are described, their duals are applied to certify that polynomials are nonnegative, and we find some of their faces. For the general picture we inscribe cyclic polytopes in them and calculate volumes. From the volume calculations we conjecture that a variation of the Selberg integral indexed by Schur polynomials has a combinatorial formula. We inscribe polynomially parametrized sets, called curvy zonotopes, in the polytopes and show that they approximate the polytopes arbitrarily close.