# coreness

##### K-core decomposition of graphs

The k-core of graph is a maximal subgraph in which each vertex has at least degree k. The coreness of a vertex is k if it belongs to the k-core but not to the (k+1)-core.

- Keywords
- graphs

##### Usage

`coreness(graph, mode = c("all", "out", "in"))`

##### Arguments

- graph
The input graph, it can be directed or undirected

- mode
The type of the core in directed graphs. Character constant, possible values:

`in`

: in-cores are computed,`out`

: out-cores are computed,`all`

: the corresponding undirected graph is considered. This argument is ignored for undirected graphs.

##### Details

The k-core of a graph is the maximal subgraph in which every vertex has at least degree k. The cores of a graph form layers: the (k+1)-core is always a subgraph of the k-core.

This function calculates the coreness for each vertex.

##### Value

Numeric vector of integer numbers giving the coreness of each vertex.

##### References

Vladimir Batagelj, Matjaz Zaversnik: An O(m) Algorithm for Cores Decomposition of Networks, 2002

Seidman S. B. (1983) Network structure and minimum degree, *Social
Networks*, 5, 269--287.

##### See Also

##### Examples

```
# NOT RUN {
g <- make_ring(10)
g <- add_edges(g, c(1,2, 2,3, 1,3))
coreness(g) # small core triangle in a ring
# }
```

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