Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

Living Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Python Packages for Networks

  • Vladimir BatageljEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7163-9_110210-1

Synonyms

Glossary

CSV

Comma-separated values is a plain text format for storing tabular data.

JSON

JavaScript Object Notation is a data-interchange plain text format.

Large network

A network with several thousands or millions of nodes.

Network analysis

A study of networks as representations of relations between discrete objects.

Definition

Python is a high-level general-purpose programming language and easy to understand and learn. To deal with networks, different representations of networks in Python were proposed. On their basis, several Python libraries were developed to support programming of network analysis tasks.

Introduction

Python is an open-source, interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language (Python Software Foundation, https://www.python.org/). Its name comes from the BBC TV show Monty Python’s Flying Circus. It runs on all main platforms: Windows, MAC,...

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Notes

Acknowledgments

The work was partially supported by Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) projects J7-8279 and J1-6720 and grant P1-0294.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Theoretical Computer ScienceInstitute of Mathematics, Physics and MechanicsLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.University of Primorska, Andrej Marušič InstituteKoperSlovenia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vladimir Batagelj
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  1. 1.Department of Theoretical Computer ScienceInstitute of Mathematics, Physics and MechanicsLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.University of Primorska, Andrej Marušič InstituteKoperSlovenia