Measures the mean distance from a node to all remaining nodes. It is a non-normalized quantity. A high value of closeness centrality indicates that the node is a central node of the network, i.e. it can be reached easily from most of the other nodes. Parallel edges are allowed and may be used in the geodesic distance calculation. A link property, considered as distance can be taken into account in the distances calculation.
|Distance||text||None||Link property that represents distances. The property values should be positive numbers.|
The next plot shows closeness centrality for a little network, where small values are colored in blue and large values in yellow/red. We can easily identify the most central node, which would be the best-connected person in the network. For example, marketing strategies that start on him will spread very fast compared with other starting nodes.