from networkx.utils import not_implemented_for
from networkx.utils import py_random_state
__all__ = ['average_clustering']
def average_clustering(G, trials=1000, seed=None):
r"""Estimates the average clustering coefficient of G.
The local clustering of each node in `G` is the fraction of triangles
that actually exist over all possible triangles in its neighborhood.
The average clustering coefficient of a graph `G` is the mean of
This function finds an approximate average clustering coefficient
for G by repeating `n` times (defined in `trials`) the following
experiment: choose a node at random, choose two of its neighbors
at random, and check if they are connected. The approximate
coefficient is the fraction of triangles found over the number
of trials _.
G : NetworkX graph
trials : integer
Number of trials to perform (default 1000).
seed : integer, random_state, or None (default)
Indicator of random number generation state.
c : float
Approximated average clustering coefficient.
..  Schank, Thomas, and Dorothea Wagner. Approximating clustering
coefficient and transitivity. Universität Karlsruhe, Fakultät für
n = len(G)
triangles = 0
nodes = list(G)
for i in [int(seed.random() * n) for i in range(trials)]:
nbrs = list(G[nodes[i]])
if len(nbrs) < 2:
u, v = seed.sample(nbrs, 2)
if u in G[v]:
triangles += 1
return triangles / float(trials)