Meaning of Edge and Vertex Weights

Mar 28, 2013 at 10:53 PM

I am a big fan of this project.
While I am looking into the outcomes of metrics, I am still confused with some.
For example, what does the Edge Weight mean when I import data from a facebook fan page for a user-post network?
The same question is abou the meaning of the Vertex Weight.
I have tried to figure out what they exactly measure, but still not sure.

Apr 4, 2013 at 7:39 AM

we are really flattered to hear good words about the project!

I will try to explain you the meaning of Edge Weight and Vertex Weight columns in the respective worksheets.
The Edge Weight in case of User-Post networks based on comments is the number of comments the user has made to the specified post. In case of User-Post networks based on likes this number should be 1 because a user can like a post only once.
The Vertex Weight is the total number of comments/likes the user has made to all the downloaded posts (i.e. the number of posts to download you specify in the importer's UI).

Hope this helps!