# local_scan

##### Compute local scan statistics on graphs

The scan statistic is a summary of the locality statistics that is
computed from the local neighborhood of each vertex. The
`local_scan`

function computes the local statistics for each vertex
for a given neighborhood size and the statistic function.

##### Usage

```
local_scan(graph.us, graph.them = NULL, k = 1, FUN = NULL,
weighted = FALSE, mode = c("out", "in", "all"),
neighborhoods = NULL, ...)
```

##### Arguments

- graph.us, graph
An igraph object, the graph for which the scan statistics will be computed

- graph.them
An igraph object or

`NULL`

, if not`NULL`

, then the ‘them’ statistics is computed, i.e. the neighborhoods calculated from`graph.us`

are evaluated on`graph.them`

.- k
An integer scalar, the size of the local neighborhood for each vertex. Should be non-negative.

- FUN
Character, a function name, or a function object itself, for computing the local statistic in each neighborhood. If

`NULL`

(the default value),`ecount`

is used for unweighted graphs (if`weighted=FALSE`

) and a function that computes the sum of edge weights is used for weighted graphs (if`weighted=TRUE`

). This argument is ignored if`k`

is zero.- weighted
Logical scalar, TRUE if the edge weights should be used for computation of the scan statistic. If TRUE, the graph should be weighted. Note that this argument is ignored if

`FUN`

is not`NULL`

,`"ecount"`

and`"sumweights"`

.- mode
Character scalar, the kind of neighborhoods to use for the calculation. One of ‘

`out`

’, ‘`in`

’, ‘`all`

’ or ‘`total`

’. This argument is ignored for undirected graphs.- neighborhoods
A list of neighborhoods, one for each vertex, or

`NULL`

. If it is not`NULL`

, then the function is evaluated on the induced subgraphs specified by these neighborhoods.In theory this could be useful if the same

`graph.us`

graph is used for multiple`graph.them`

arguments. Then the neighborhoods can be calculated on`graph.us`

and used with multiple graphs. In practice, this is currently slower than simply using`graph.them`

multiple times.- …
Arguments passed to

`FUN`

, the function that computes the local statistics.

##### Details

See the given reference below for the details on the local scan statistics.

`local_scan`

calculates exact local scan statistics.

If `graph.them`

is `NULL`

, then `local_scan`

computes the
‘us’ variant of the scan statistics. Otherwise,
`graph.them`

should be an igraph object and the ‘them’
variant is computed using `graph.us`

to extract the neighborhood
information, and applying `FUN`

on these neighborhoods in
`graph.them`

.

##### Value

For `local_scan`

typically a numeric vector containing the
computed local statistics for each vertex. In general a list or vector
of objects, as returned by `FUN`

.

##### References

Priebe, C. E., Conroy, J. M., Marchette, D. J., Park,
Y. (2005). Scan Statistics on Enron Graphs. *Computational and
Mathematical Organization Theory*.

##### See Also

Other scan statistics: `scan_stat`

##### Examples

```
# NOT RUN {
pair <- sample_correlated_gnp_pair(n = 10^3, corr = 0.8, p = 0.1)
local_0_us <- local_scan(graph.us = pair$graph1, k = 0)
local_1_us <- local_scan(graph.us = pair$graph1, k = 1)
local_0_them <- local_scan(graph.us = pair$graph1,
graph.them = pair$graph2, k = 0)
local_1_them <- local_scan(graph.us = pair$graph1,
graph.them = pair$graph2, k = 1)
Neigh_1 <- neighborhood(pair$graph1, order = 1)
local_1_them_nhood <- local_scan(graph.us = pair$graph1,
graph.them = pair$graph2,
neighborhoods = Neigh_1)
# }
```

*Documentation reproduced from package igraph, version 1.2.3, License: GPL (>= 2)*