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Lecture# Message passing in networks

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This lecture covers the concept of message passing in networks, focusing on the derivation of probabilities and average numbers of edges between communities. The instructor explains the process step by step, highlighting the importance of symmetric matrices and derivatives. The lecture also delves into the calculation of mean numbers of edges and probabilities of connections between different communities in a network.

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