|Developer(s)||Tiago de Paula Peixoto|
|Stable release||2.2.24 / May 6, 2013|
|Written in||Python, C++|
graph-tool is a Python module for manipulation and statistical analysis of graphs (a.k.a. networks). Contrary to most other python modules with similar functionality, 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. This type of approach can confer a level of performance which is comparable (both in memory usage and computation time) to that of a pure C++ library, which can be several orders of magnitude better than pure Python.
- Creation and manipulation of directed or undirected graphs.
- Association of arbitrary information to the vertices, edges or even the graph itself, by means of property maps.
- Filter vertices and/or edges "on the fly", such that they appear to have been removed.
- Support for dot, Graph Modelling Language and GraphML formats.
- Convenient and powerful graph drawing based on cairo or Graphviz.
- Support for typical statistical measurements: degree/property histogram, combined degree/property histogram, vertex-vertex correlations, assortativity, average vertex-vertex shortest path, etc.
- Support for several graph-theoretical algorithms: such as graph isomorphism, subgraph isomormism, minimum spanning tree, connected components, dominator tree, maximum flow, etc.
- Support for several centrality measures.
- Support for clustering coefficients, as well as network motif statistics and community structure detection.
- Generation of random graphs, with arbitrary degree distribution and correlations.
- Support for well-established network models: Price, Barabási-Albert, Geometric Networks, Multidimensional lattice graph, etc.
Graph-tool can be used to work with very large graphs in a variety of contexts, including data mining, analysis of social networks, analysis of P2P systems, large-scale modeling of agent-based systems, study of academic Genealogy trees, theoretical assessment and modeling of network clustering, large-scale call graph analysis, and analysis of the brain's Connectome.
- PerformancePython, Wiki, SciPy
- Graph-tool performance comparison, Wiki, Graph-tool
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