pairwisedis {centiserve} R Documentation

## Find the pairwise disconnectivity index

### Description

The pairwise disconnectivity index of vertex v, Dis(v) defined as:

Dis(v)=(N(0)-N(-v))/N(0)=1-(N(-v)/N(0))

where N(0) is the total number of ordered pairs of vertices in a network that are connected by at least one directed path of any length. It is supposed that N(0) > 0, i.e., there exists at least one edge in the network that links two different vertices. N(-v) is the number of ordered pairs that are still connected after removing vertex v from the network, via alternative paths through other vertices.

### Usage

```pairwisedis(graph, vids = V(graph))
```

### Arguments

 `graph` The input graph as igraph object `vids` Vertex sequence, the vertices for which the centrality values are returned. Default is all vertices.

### Details

The pairwise disconnectivity defined as index of vertex v, Dis(v), as the fraction of those initially connected pairs of vertices in a network which become disconnected if vertex v is removed from the network. The pairwise disconnectivity index quantifies how crucial an individual element is for sustaining the communication ability between connected pairs of vertices in a network that is displayed as a directed graph.
More detail at Pairwise Disconnectivity Index

### Value

A numeric vector contaning the centrality scores for the selected vertices.

### Author(s)

Mahdi Jalili m_jalili@farabi.tums.ac.ir

### References

Potapov, Anatolij P., Bjorn Goemann, and Edgar Wingender. "The pairwise disconnectivity index as a new metric for the topological analysis of regulatory networks." BMC bioinformatics 9.1 (2008): 227.

### Examples

```g <- graph(c(1,2,2,3,3,4,4,2))
pairwisedis(g)
```

[Package centiserve version 1.0.0 Index]