topocoefficient {centiserve}R Documentation

Find the topological coefficient of a node in a undirected graph

Description

The topological coefficient is a relative measure for the extent to which a node shares neighbors with other nodes.

Usage

topocoefficient(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

Topological coefficient T(n) of a node n with k(n) neighbors defined as:

T(n)=avg(J(n,m))/k(n)

where J(n.m) is defined for all nodes m that share at least one neighbor with n. The value J(n,m) is the number of neighbors shared between the nodes n and m, plus one if there is a direct link between n and m.
Nodes that have one or no neighbors are assigned a topological coefficient of zero.
More detail at Topological Coefficient

Value

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

Author(s)

Mahdi Jalili m_jalili@farabi.tums.ac.ir

References

Assenov, Yassen, et al. "Computing topological parameters of biological networks." Bioinformatics 24.2 (2008): 282-284.

Examples

g <- graph(c(1,2,2,3,3,4,4,2), directed=FALSE)
topocoefficient(g)

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