Use this if you are using igraph from R
This function assesses the distance between two community structures.
compare( comm1, comm2, method = c("vi", "nmi", "split.join", "rand", "adjusted.rand") )
Character scalar, the comparison method to use. Possible values: ‘vi’ is the variation of information (VI) metric of Meila (2003), ‘nmi’ is the normalized mutual information measure proposed by Danon et al. (2005), ‘split.join’ is the split-join distance of can Dongen (2000), ‘rand’ is the Rand index of Rand (1971), ‘adjusted.rand’ is the adjusted Rand index by Hubert and Arabie (1985).
A real number.
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Danon L, Diaz-Guilera A, Duch J, Arenas A: Comparing community structure identification. J Stat Mech P09008, 2005.
van Dongen S: Performance criteria for graph clustering and Markov cluster experiments. Technical Report INS-R0012, National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in the Netherlands, Amsterdam, May 2000.
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for various community detection methods.
g <- make_graph("Zachary") sg <- cluster_spinglass(g) le <- cluster_leading_eigen(g) compare(sg, le, method="rand") compare(membership(sg), membership(le))