This function computes the number of contacts per cases in a epicontacts dataset. Whenever contacts are directed, the argument 'type' can be used to specify which kind of contact should be considered: 'in' (towards the case), 'out' (from the case), or 'both'.

get_degree(x, type = c("in", "out", "both"), only_linelist = FALSE)

## Arguments

x an epicontacts object the type of degree to be computed (see description); if contacts are not directed, this will be forced to 'both' a logical indicating if cases whose degree is computed should be from the linelist exclusively

## Examples

## make epicontacts object
if (require(outbreaks)) {
x <- make_epicontacts(ebola_sim$linelist, ebola_sim$contacts,
id="case_id", to="case_id", from="infector",
directed=TRUE)
x

## compute in-degree
deg_in <- get_degree(x)
table(deg_in)

## compute out-degree
deg_out <- get_degree(x, "out")
barplot(table(deg_out), main = "Reproduction number distribution")
mtext(side = 3, "(based on case out-degree)")

}