dispersion¶

dispersion
(G, u=None, v=None, normalized=True, alpha=1.0, b=0.0, c=0.0)[source]¶ Calculate dispersion between and in .
A link between two actors ( and ) has a high dispersion when their mutual ties ( and ) are not well connected with each other.
Parameters:  G (graph) – A NetworkX graph.
 u (node, optional) – The source for the dispersion score (e.g. ego node of the network).
 v (node, optional) – The target of the dispersion score if specified.
 normalized (bool) – If True (default) normalize by the embededness of the nodes (u and v).
Returns: nodes – If u (v) is specified, returns a dictionary of nodes with dispersion score for all “target” (“source”) nodes. If neither u nor v is specified, returns a dictionary of dictionaries for all nodes ‘u’ in the graph with a dispersion score for each node ‘v’.
Return type: dictionary
Notes
This implementation follows Lars Backstrom and Jon Kleinberg [1]. Typical usage would be to run dispersion on the ego network if were specified. Running
dispersion()
with neither nor specified can take some time to complete.References
[1] Romantic Partnerships and the Dispersion of Social Ties: A Network Analysis of Relationship Status on Facebook. Lars Backstrom, Jon Kleinberg. http://arxiv.org/pdf/1310.6753v1.pdf