Feb 9, 2011 at 10:30 PM

I'm a PhD nursing student. I'm doing egocentric social networks. I want to calculate network density, but I think the density provided from NodeXL is not an egocentric one..

Is there anyway I can calculate egocentric network density from NodeXL?


Feb 10, 2011 at 4:14 AM
Edited Feb 10, 2011 at 4:21 AM

The graph density that NodeXL calculates is the one described here:


I'm not familiar with egocentric network density.  Can you point me to something that explains what it is?

-- Tony

Feb 10, 2011 at 2:15 PM

Hello!  Thank you for the interest in NodeXL.

You may find the value labeled "Clustering Coefficient" in the Vertices worksheet to be what you want.  This value is the ratio of observed over possible connections among the people connected to each "ego".



Feb 11, 2011 at 12:57 AM

Hi Tony and Marc, Thank you very much. Egocentric density is the indicator of aggregate constraint on an ego (without the tie from an ego with other members in the egocentric network). And from what Marc said, I agree that I can use the Clustering coefficient to indicate egocentric density..


Thanks again,