robustrao: An Extended Rao-Stirling Diversity Index to Handle Missing Data

A collection of functions to compute the Rao-Stirling diversity index (Porter and Rafols, 2009) <doi:10.1007/s11192-008-2197-2> and its extension to acknowledge missing data (i.e., uncategorized references) by calculating its interval of uncertainty using mathematical optimization as proposed in Calatrava et al. (2016) <doi:10.1007/s11192-016-1842-4>. The Rao-Stirling diversity index is a well-established bibliometric indicator to measure the interdisciplinarity of scientific publications. Apart from the obligatory dataset of publications with their respective references and a taxonomy of disciplines that categorizes references as well as a measure of similarity between the disciplines, the Rao-Stirling diversity index requires a complete categorization of all references of a publication into disciplines. Thus, it fails for a incomplete categorization; in this case, the robust extension has to be used, which encodes the uncertainty caused by missing bibliographic data as an uncertainty interval. Classification / ACM - 2012: Information systems ~ Similarity measures, Theory of computation ~ Quadratic programming, Applied computing ~ Digital libraries and archives.

Version: 1.0-3
Depends: R (≥ 3.2.3)
Imports: doParallel (≥ 1.0.10), gmp (≥ 0.5-12), iterpc (≥ 0.3.0), quadprog (≥ 1.5-5), igraph (≥ 1.0.1), foreach (≥ 1.4.3)
Published: 2017-08-14
Author: María del Carmen Calatrava Moreno [aut, cre], Thomas Auzinger [aut]
Maintainer: María del Carmen Calatrava Moreno <mc.calatrava.moreno at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: robustrao citation info
CRAN checks: robustrao results


Reference manual: robustrao.pdf
Package source: robustrao_1.0-3.tar.gz
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OS X Mavericks binaries: r-oldrel: robustrao_1.0-3.tgz
Old sources: robustrao archive


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