Path length associated community estimation (PLACE) is a comprehensive framework for studying node-level community structure. Instead of the well-known Q modularity metric, PLACE utilizes a novel metric, ΨPL , which measures the difference between intercommunity versus intracommunity path lengths PLACE consists of the following: (1) extracting community structure using top-down hierarchical binary trees, where a branch at each bifurcation denotes a collection of nodes that form a community at that level, (2) constructing and assessing mean group community structure, and (3) detecting node-level changes in community between groups.. In this video, we see how PLACE iteratively creates community structures over 4 stages.

Download the MATLAB code for PLACE here.

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