🪢 Do We Perceive Connections Correctly? A Network Approach

Network Centrality Measure In the last articles, we explored different aspects of network theory. After introducing networks and their presence in everyday life, we tried to understand how to create one in R, starting from a list of members sharing different interests or activities. Let’s start adding another layer of deepens by exploring the concept of centrality. Given a network, the centrality measures how often […]

🕸 Network Theory: How Everything’s Connected

Network theory is an important key to working in modern economies. It is possible to identify different types of networks: Informative networks are connections of information objects, like the network of citations between academic papers, world wide web, semantic networks, et cetera. Biological networks represent observable biological systems, like food web, protein interaction networks. Technological networks are designed typically for […]

🕸 How to Create a Weighted Network From a List of Elements Sharing an Attribute With R

Image source: Derrible, S. (2012). Network centrality of metro systems. PloS one, 7(7), e40575. Network analysis is a branch of data science gaining a lot of attention from outside, mainly because many aspects of our life can be described using networks, such as fifteenth Century Florentine Marriages, friendships in sports clubs, viral marketing strategies, metro connections, et cetera. If you […]