Skip to content

Research complexity

Scientific output is an important factor in looking into the question of progress. We can use the scidat dataset, which contains publication counts from 27 different fields and 10 countries.

We can see how the different fields relate by constructing a network of similarities:

Additional insight can be gained by computing Revealed Comparative Advantages and plotting those:


  • Guevara, Miguel R., Dominik Hartmann, and Marcelo Mendoza. "diverse: an R Package to Analyze Diversity in Complex Systems." R J. 8.2 (2016): 60.