Weighted PageRank

Supported Graph Characteristics

Weighted edges

Directed edges

Undirected edges

Homogeneous vertex types

The only difference between weighted PageRank and standard PageRank is that edges have weights, and the influence that a vertex receives from an in-neighbor is multiplied by the weight of the in-edge.


tg_pagerank_wt (SET<STRING> v_type, SET<STRING> e_type, STRING wt_attr,
  FLOAT max_change=0.001, INT max_iter=25, FLOAT damping=0.85, INT top_k=100,
   BOOL print_accum = TRUE, STRING result_attr =  "", STRING file_path = "",
   BOOL display_edges = FALSE)

Time complexity

This algorithm has a time complexity of \$O(E*k)\$ where \$E\$ is the number of edges and \$k\$ is the number of iterations.

The number of iterations is data-dependent, but the user can set a maximum. Parallel processing reduces the time needed for computation.

Characteristic Value


Computes a weighted PageRank value (FLOAT type) for each vertex.

Input Parameters

  • STRING v_type: Names of vertex type to use

  • STRING e_type: Names of edge type to use

  • STRING wt_attr: Name of edge weight attribute

  • FLOAT max_change: PageRank will stop iterating when the largest difference between any vertex’s current score and its previous score ≤ max_change. That is, the scores have become very stable and are changing by less than max_change from one iteration to the next.

  • INT max_iter: Maximum number of iterations.

  • FLOAT damping: Fraction of score that is due to the score of neighbors. The balance (1 - damping) is a minimum baseline score that every vertex receives.

  • INT top_k: Sort the scores highest first and output only this many scores

  • BOOL print_accum: If True, output JSON to standard output

  • STRING result_attr: If not empty, store PageRank values (FLOAT) to this attribute

  • STRING file_path: If not empty, write output to this file.

  • BOOL display_edges: If true, include the graph’s edges in the JSON output, so that the full graph can be displayed.

Result Size

V = number of vertices

Graph Types

Directed edges