Comparing algorithmic sampling to approximation and other methods. The maximum value of the MCC over the full range of the threshold pt plotted against the size of the field, NC. The error bars show the standard deviation over ten network inferences (each with 50 nodes). The four curves represent the resolution of the underlying network, G
, with increasing N
, when the network is inferred with the algorithmic sampling of G
, the approximation shown in Equation 9, simple co-occurrence counting, and co-occurrence enrichment analysis using the chi-squared proportion test as described under alternative co-occurrence scoring methods.