networkStat {bibliometrix} R Documentation

## Calculating network summary statistics

### Description

`networkStat` calculates main network statistics.

### Usage

```networkStat(object, stat = "network", type = "degree")
```

### Arguments

 `object` is a network matrix obtained by the function `biblioNetwork` or an graph object of the class `igraph`. `stat` is a character. It indicates which statistics are to be calculated. `stat = "network"` calculates the statistics related to the network; `stat = "all"` calculates the statistics related to the network and the individual nodes that compose it. Default value is `stat = "network"`. `type` is a character. It indicates which centrality index is calculated. type values can be c("degree", "closeness", "betweenness","eigenvector","pagerank","hub","authority", "all"). Default is "degree".

### Details

The function `networkStat` can calculate the main network statistics from a bibliographic network previously created by `biblioNetwork`.

### Value

It is a list containing the following elements:

 `graph` a network object of the class `igraph` `network` a `communities` a list with the main statistics of the network `vertex` a data frame with the main measures of centrality and prestige of vertices.

`biblioNetwork` to compute a bibliographic network.

`cocMatrix` to compute a co-occurrence matrix.

`biblioAnalysis` to perform a bibliometric analysis.

### Examples

```# EXAMPLE Co-citation network

# to run the example, please remove # from the beginning of the following lines
# data(scientometrics, package = "bibliometrixData")

# NetMatrix <- biblioNetwork(scientometrics, analysis = "co-citation",
#      network = "references", sep = ";")

# netstat <- networkStat(NetMatrix, stat = "all", type = "degree")

```

[Package bibliometrix version 3.1.4 Index]