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Table 1 Main effects used for the analysis of variance

From: Adaption of the temporal correlation coefficient calculation for temporal networks (applied to a real-world pig trade network)

Effect Group boundaries Group size
TWL—length of the time window chosen to analyse the development of the graph over time TWL = 1 1096
2 ≤ TWL ≤ 4 1184
5 ≤ TWL ≤ 12 1106
13 ≤ TWL 35 1110
36 ≤ TWL ≤ 105 1080
TWL ≥ 106 1166
Mean number—arithmetic mean of the number of connected components (containing more than one node) between two consecutive time steps Mean number ≤ 4 2177
5 ≤ Mean number ≤ 11 2324
Mean number ≥ 12 2248
Mean size—arithmetic mean of the average sizes of all connected components containing more than one node between two consecutive time steps Mean size ≤ 3 1830
3 < Mean size ≤ 4.5 1692
4.5 < Mean size ≤ 23 1569
Mean size > 23 1658
Mean edges—arithmetic mean between the number of edges between two consecutive time steps Mean edges ≤ 20 2327
21 ≤ Mean edges ≤ 125 2134
Mean edges ≥ 126 2288
Mean first—arithmetic mean of the sizes of the largest connected components between two consecutive time steps Mean first ≤ 7 2235
8 ≤ Mean first ≤ 60 2228
Mean first ≥ 61 2286
Mean active-first—arithmetic mean of the differences between active nodes and the size of the largest network component between two consecutive time steps Mean active-first ≤ 8 2262
9 ≤ Mean active-first ≤ 35 2223
Mean active-first ≥ 36 2264