# discourseGT

R package that converts transcripts to graphs (networks), includes
parameters relevant to educational research

## About and Purpose

Many disciplines use transcripts to record sequential information.
Transcripts that capture a conversation can become long, making
systematic analyses difficult or time-consuming. This package allows
researchers to visualize transcripts in a succinct format through the
lens of graph theory. Graph theory is a
discipline of mathematics involving “nodes” and “edges” that model
objects and the relations between them. The goal is to get more
information from transcripts through this alternative view.

Graphs, nodes, and edges may be characterized in various ways. For
example, the number of edges connected to any particular node is called
the node’s degree. Another example, the number of edges in a graph
divided by the number of possible edges is called the density of the
graph. We consider these characteristics of graphs (calling them
“parameters”) and pick out the relevant ones for educational
researchers.

## Installation

To get started installing the package, run the command
`install.packages('discourseGT')`

in R, which will download
the most stable package from CRAN.

## How to Use

Instructions on how to use the package can be found through the
Repository Wiki.

## License

This package is MIT Licensed

Written by Albert Chai <@albertchai>, Andrew Lee <@alee4738>, Joshua Le
<@jpl038>,
Jitarth Sheth <@jshethbright> and Stanley Lo
<@smlo>