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# networkx.algorithms.centrality.approximate_current_flow_betweenness_centrality¶

approximate_current_flow_betweenness_centrality(G, normalized=True, weight=None, dtype=<class 'float'>, solver='full', epsilon=0.5, kmax=10000, seed=None)[source]

Compute the approximate current-flow betweenness centrality for nodes.

Approximates the current-flow betweenness centrality within absolute error of epsilon with high probability .

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=None)) – 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). epsilon (float) – Absolute error tolerance. kmax (int) – Maximum number of sample node pairs to use for approximation. seed (integer, random_state, or None (default)) – Indicator of random number generation state. See Randomness. nodes – Dictionary of nodes with betweenness centrality as the value. dictionary

Notes

The running time is $$O((1/\epsilon^2)m{\sqrt k} \log n)$$ and the space required is $$O(m)$$ for $$n$$ nodes and $$m$$ edges.

If the edges have a ‘weight’ attribute they will be used as weights in this algorithm. Unspecified weights are set to 1.

References

  Ulrik Brandes and Daniel Fleischer: Centrality Measures Based on Current Flow. Proc. 22nd Symp. Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS ‘05). LNCS 3404, pp. 533-544. Springer-Verlag, 2005. http://algo.uni-konstanz.de/publications/bf-cmbcf-05.pdf