Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) References Examples
Calculates effective connectivity, effective flows, effective nodes and effective roles of a network.
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Flow 
network matrix with Flow[i,j] the flow from i (row) to j (column); component positions in rows and columns must be the same; if present, rownames or columnnames denote the compartment names. 
Tij 
network matrix where connectance is from column j to row i; component positions in rows and columns must be the same ; if present, rownames or columnnames denote the compartment names. 
Import 
vector with either the *indices* or the *names* of
external compartmens from where flow enters the network;
the indices point to the column positions in 
Export 
vector with either the *indices* or the *names* of
external compartmens to where flow leaves the network; the
indices point to the row positions in 
The mathematical formulation of these indices can be found in the package vignette  vignette("NetIndices").
The PDF can be found in the subdirectory ‘doc’ of the NetIndices package.
a list with the following items:
CZ 
Effective connectance 
FZ 
Effective Flows 
NZ 
Effective nodes 
RZ 
Effective roles 
Karline Soetaert <[email protected]>, Julius Kipyegon Kones<[email protected]>
Latham LG. 2006. Network flow analysis algorithms. Ecological Modelling 192: 586600.
Zorach and Ulanowicz, 2003. Quantifying the complexity of flow networks: how many roles are there?. Complexity 8,6876.
Kones, J.K., Soetaert, K., van Oevelen, D. and J.Owino (2009). Are network indices robust indicators of food web functioning? a Monte Carlo approach. Ecological Modelling, 220, 370382.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  # The takapoto atoll network
EffInd(Takapoto, Import = "CO2",
Export = c("CO2", "Sedimentation", "Grazing"))
# Conesprings is the example set 1a from Latham 2006.
as.data.frame(
EffInd(Tij = Conesprings, Import = "Inflows",
Export = c("Export", "Dissipation"))
)

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