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Glossary

11 Connecting with Networks

 

Clustering Coefficient

The clustering coefficient is a measure of how likely it is that a node's neighbors are connected to each other.

clustering coefficient

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Degree

The degree of a node is how many connections it has.

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Graph

A graph is a mathematical structure consisting of a set of elements and a set that defines the connections between them.

graph

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Path

A path is a sequence of edges connecting two nodes.

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Random Network

A random network is a network generated by one of a few different random processes.

random network

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Scale-Free Network

Scale-free networks exhibit a power-law, or "fat-tail," distribution of degrees.

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Small-World Network

Small-world networks have higher-than-expected clustering coefficients and short mean distances.

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