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## Re: [igraph] Relation between network's clustering coefficient and densi

**From**: |
Tamas Nepusz |

**Subject**: |
Re: [igraph] Relation between network's clustering coefficient and density |

**Date**: |
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:18:33 +0100 |

>* graph I calculated density and transitivity. My question is, shuld the two*
>* statistics be perfectly correlated in social networks?*
I expect them to be highly correlated not only in social networks but
also in other types of networks. This is because ego networks have a
single focal node that is connected to every other node, creating many
potential paths of length 2. Any edge that connects two non-focal node
therefore increases density (trivially) but also closes a path of
length 2 into a triangle (thus increasing transitivity as well).
T.