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NetworksAn Introduction$
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Mark Newman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199206650

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206650.001.0001

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Measures and metrics

Measures and metrics

An introduction to some standard measures and metrics for quantifying network structure, many of which were introduced first in the study of social networks, although they are now in wide use in many other areas

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(p.168) Chapter 7 Measures and metrics
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Networks
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M. E. J. Newman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206650.003.0007

If we know the structure of a network we can calculate from it a variety of useful quantities or measures that capture particular features of the network topology. This chapter looks at some of these measures, including degree centrality, eigenvector centrality, Katz centrality, transitivity, reciprocity, and similarity. Exercises are provided at the end of the chapter.

Keywords:   network analysis, degree centrality, eigenvector centrality, Katz centrality, transitivity, reciprocity, similarity

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