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From Yunkai Zhang <benny...@gmail.com>
Subject A bug in the PageRank example
Date Fri, 24 Jun 2011 00:51:16 GMT
Hi,

I am playing with the pagerank example from trunk and found there is a bug
in the code.
If I assign any value other than 0.85 to the damping factor, the results
won't sum to 1.

For example: Set damping factor to *0.5*

11/06/23 17:28:05 INFO graph.PageRankBase: -------------------- RESULTS
--------------------
11/06/23 17:28:06 INFO graph.PageRankBase: stackoverflow.com |
0.052213531500120945
11/06/23 17:28:06 INFO graph.PageRankBase: nasa.gov | 0.04235399497763073
11/06/23 17:28:06 INFO graph.PageRankBase: facebook.com |
0.030321424044325564
11/06/23 17:28:06 INFO graph.PageRankBase: yahoo.com | 0.05650175656380897
11/06/23 17:28:07 INFO graph.PageRankBase: youtube.com |
0.025716796492259456
11/06/23 17:28:07 INFO graph.PageRankBase: google.com | 0.07350857237752877
11/06/23 17:28:07 INFO graph.PageRankBase: twitter.com |
0.030321424044325564

The sum is 0.3ish.

Therefore, I read the code. I think a possible reason is that the value of *
ALPHA* is hard-coded. (Formula: P(i) = ALPHA + 0.85 * sum, ALPHA = 0.15 /
NumVertices() )
In PageRank.java, line 167: ALPHA = *0.15* / (double) numOfVertices;

I think 0.15 should be replaced by (1 - DAMPING_FACTOR).



Thanks!



Best,
Benny

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