# similarity

##### Similarity measures of two vertices

These functions calculates similarity scores for vertices based on their connection patterns.

- Keywords
- graphs

##### Usage

```
similarity(
graph,
vids = V(graph),
mode = c("all", "out", "in", "total"),
loops = FALSE,
method = c("jaccard", "dice", "invlogweighted")
)
```

##### Arguments

- graph
The input graph.

- vids
The vertex ids for which the similarity is calculated.

- mode
The type of neighboring vertices to use for the calculation, possible values: ‘

`out`

’, ‘`in`

’, ‘`all`

’.- loops
Whether to include vertices themselves in the neighbor sets.

- method
The method to use.

##### Details

The Jaccard similarity coefficient of two vertices is the number of common
neighbors divided by the number of vertices that are neighbors of at least
one of the two vertices being considered. The `jaccard`

method
calculates the pairwise Jaccard similarities for some (or all) of the
vertices.

The Dice similarity coefficient of two vertices is twice the number of
common neighbors divided by the sum of the degrees of the vertices.
Methof `dice`

calculates the pairwise Dice similarities for some
(or all) of the vertices.

The inverse log-weighted similarity of two vertices is the number of their common neighbors, weighted by the inverse logarithm of their degrees. It is based on the assumption that two vertices should be considered more similar if they share a low-degree common neighbor, since high-degree common neighbors are more likely to appear even by pure chance. Isolated vertices will have zero similarity to any other vertex. Self-similarities are not calculated. See the following paper for more details: Lada A. Adamic and Eytan Adar: Friends and neighbors on the Web. Social Networks, 25(3):211-230, 2003.

##### Value

A `length(vids)`

by `length(vids)`

numeric matrix
containing the similarity scores. This argument is ignored by the
`invlogweighted`

method.

##### References

Lada A. Adamic and Eytan Adar: Friends and neighbors on the Web.
*Social Networks*, 25(3):211-230, 2003.

##### See Also

##### Examples

```
# NOT RUN {
g <- make_ring(5)
similarity(g, method = "dice")
similarity(g, method = "jaccard")
# }
```

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