May 26, 2018

Tools for complex networks

NetworkX NX is a Python package for the creation, manipulation, and study of the structure, dynamics, and functions of complex networks. Features

  • Includes standard graph-theoretic and statistical physics functions
  • Easy exchange of network algorithms between applications, disciplines, and platforms
  • Includes many classic graphs and synthetic networks
  • Nodes and edges can be “anything” e.g. time-series, text, images, XML records
  • Exploits existing code from high-quality legacy software in C, C++, Fortran, etc.
  • Open source encourages community input
  • Unit-tested

Additional benefits due to Python

  • Allows fast prototyping of new algorithms
  • Easy to teach
  • Multi-platform
  • Allows easy access to almost any database

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