Description Usage Arguments Value References

This function calculates the Rao-Stirling diversity index of a single publication, based on its proportions of citations to different disciplines.

1 | ```
RaoProportions(proportions, similarity)
``` |

`proportions` |
A vector of proportions of citations to different disciplines of a single publication. Since the elements of this vector are proportions, they need to be within the interval [0,1]. |

`similarity` |
A positive semi-definite matrix that encodes the similarity between disciplines, as explained in Porter and Rafols (2009).
The dimensions of this matrix are |

The Rao-Stirling diversity index of a publication.

Porter, A. and Rafols, I. (2009) Is science becoming more interdisciplinary? Measuring and mapping six research fields over time. Scientometrics, Vol. 81, No. 3 (719-745). DOI:10.1007/s11192-008-2197-2

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