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Dear List members,


I need to have a measure of how widespread is the distribution of a node attribute in a network. Let me explain:


My nodes have a textual attribute, let’s say “preferred flavor for ice cream”


I would like to know to what extent the flavor “raspberry” is a value which is evenly distributed in the network, or to the contrary, just found in one community. A low value would mean that only nodes from a subregion of the network have this taste, a higher value would show an even distribution of the value across the whole network. I imagine that a difficulty is to account for the frequency of the attribute: if many nodes of the network have “raspberry” for the value of the attribute, it will tend to make this value distributed more widely.


Any help or pointer on this would be very much appreciated!


Thank you,


Clement Levallois



Assistant Professor EMLYON Business School

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