NETWORK > CENTRALITY > PROXIMAL BETWEENNESS
PURPOSE Calculates the proximal betweennes centrality of each vertex.
DESCRIPTION Let bjk be the proportion of all geodesics linking vertex j and vertex k which pass through vertex i where i is the penultimate vertex on the geodesic, that is (i,k ) is the last edge of the geodesic path The proximal betweenness of vertex i is the sum of all bjk where i, j and k are distinct. Proximal betweenness is therefore a measure of the number of times a vertex occurs in a penultimate position on a geodesic. The routine allows the user to include geodesics of length one, this is equivalent to adding the out-degree to each score or removing the restriction that j is distinct from i.
Input Network Dataset:
Name of file containing network to be analyzed. Data type: Digraph.
Output Dataset: (Default = <filename>-ProxBet).
Name of file which will contain the proximal betweenness centrality of each vertex.
Checking the box will add the out-degree to all of the scores. This is equivalent to removing the restriction that j is distinct from i.
LOG FILE A table which contains a list of the proximal-betweenness score for each vertex.