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current_flow_betweenness_centrality¶
- current_flow_betweenness_centrality(G, normalized=True, weight='weight', dtype=<type 'float'>, solver='full')¶
Compute current-flow betweenness centrality for nodes.
Current-flow betweenness centrality uses an electrical current model for information spreading in contrast to betweenness centrality which uses shortest paths.
Current-flow betweenness centrality is also known as random-walk betweenness centrality [R181].
Parameters : G : graph
A NetworkX graph
normalized : bool, optional (default=True)
If True the betweenness values are normalized by 2/[(n-1)(n-2)] where n is the number of nodes in G.
weight : string or None, optional (default=’weight’)
Key for edge data used as the edge weight. If None, then use 1 as each edge weight.
dtype: data type (float)
Default data type for internal matrices. Set to np.float32 for lower memory consumption.
solver: string (default=’lu’)
Type of linear solver to use for computing the flow matrix. Options are “full” (uses most memory), “lu” (recommended), and “cg” (uses least memory).
Returns : nodes : dictionary
Dictionary of nodes with betweenness centrality as the value.
See also
approximate_current_flow_betweenness_centrality, betweenness_centrality, edge_betweenness_centrality, edge_current_flow_betweenness_centrality
Notes
Current-flow betweenness can be computed in \(O(I(n-1)+mn \log n)\) time [R180], where \(I(n-1)\) is the time needed to compute the inverse Laplacian. For a full matrix this is \(O(n^3)\) but using sparse methods you can achieve \(O(nm{\sqrt k})\) where \(k\) is the Laplacian matrix condition number.
The space required is \(O(nw) where `w\) is the width of the sparse Laplacian matrix. Worse case is \(w=n\) for \(O(n^2)\).
If the edges have a ‘weight’ attribute they will be used as weights in this algorithm. Unspecified weights are set to 1.
References
[R180] (1, 2) Centrality Measures Based on Current Flow. Ulrik Brandes and Daniel Fleischer, Proc. 22nd Symp. Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS ‘05). LNCS 3404, pp. 533-544. Springer-Verlag, 2005. http://www.inf.uni-konstanz.de/algo/publications/bf-cmbcf-05.pdf [R181] (1, 2) A measure of betweenness centrality based on random walks, M. E. J. Newman, Social Networks 27, 39-54 (2005).