## How do I import an igraph into R?

The simplest way to install the igraph R package is typing install. packages(“igraph”) in your R session. If you want to download the package manually, the following link leads you to the page of the latest release on CRAN where you can pick the appropriate source or binary distribution yourself.

### What is Python igraph?

igraph is on the Python Package Index with pre-compiled wheels for most Python distributions and platforms, so in most cases it can simply be installed using pip : $ pip install igraph. The command above should attempt to download a pre-compiled wheel if your platform and Python version are among the supported ones.

#### Is igraph faster than Networkx?

On the pokec dataset it takes just 0.2s to run the page rank algorithm (graph-tool: 1.7s, igraph: 59.6s, snap: 19.5s). For the k-core decomposition it is also 10 times faster than all other competitors or 2000 times networkx.

**How do I plot a node in R?**

We can set the node & edge options in two ways – the first one is to specify them in the plot() function, as we are doing below. The second way to set attributes is to add them to the igraph object….5.1 Plotting parameters.

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edge.arrow.width | Arrow width, defaults to 1 |

**How do you cite an Igraph?**

Citing igraph To cite igraph in publications, please use the following reference: Gábor Csárdi, Tamás Nepusz: The igraph software package for complex network research. InterJournal Complex Systems, 1695, 2006.

## What is adjacency matrix representation of graphs?

An adjacency matrix is a way of representing a graph as a matrix of booleans (0’s and 1’s). A finite graph can be represented in the form of a square matrix on a computer, where the boolean value of the matrix indicates if there is a direct path between two vertices. For example, we have a graph below.

### What are graphing tools?

graph-tool is a Python module for manipulation and statistical analysis of graphs (AKA networks). The core data structures and algorithms of graph-tool are implemented in C++, making extensive use of metaprogramming, based heavily on the Boost Graph Library.

#### Why is NetworkX so slow?

NetworkX, on the other hand, comes at a distant third with running times in the order of 40 to 250 times slower than graph-tool. This is mostly due to its pure Python implementation, which is known to be in general substantially slower than C/C++ (see here and here for further comparisons).

**Is NetworkX a good library?**

Python: NetworkX is a robust library which has built-in visualization but also has an interface to Graphviz using pyGraphviz. (pyGraphviz and NetworkX are written by the same author). NetworkX is open source and a very easy to use.