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C/igraph 0.10.5

C/igraph 0.10.5, the fourth bugfix release of the 0.10 series, has arrived.

The source can be obtained from the GitHub releases page.

This is a maintenance release bringing bug fixes, performance improvements, as well as new experimental features.

Read on for more details about the changes in version 0.10.5.


  • igraph_graph_power() computes the kth power of a graph (experimental function).
  • igraph_community_voronoi() for detecting communities using Voronoi partitioning (experimental function).


  • igraph_community_walktrap() no longer requires modularity and merges to be non-NULL when membership is non-NULL.
  • igraph_isomorphic() now supports multigraphs.
  • Shortest path related functions now consistently ignore edges with positive infinite weights.


  • igraph_hub_and_authority_scores(), igraph_hub_score() and igraph_authority_score() considered self-loops only once on the diagonal of the adjacency matrix of undirected graphs, thus the result was not identical to that obtained by igraph_eigenvector_centrality() on loopy undirected graphs. This is now corrected.
  • igraph_community_infomap() now checks edge and vertex weights for validity.
  • igraph_minimum_spanning_tree() and igraph_minimum_spanning_tree_prim() now check that edge weights are not NaN.
  • Fixed an initialization error in the string attribute combiner of the C attribute handler.
  • Fixed an issue with the weighted clique number calculation when all the weights were the same.
  • HRG functions now require a graph with at least 3 vertices; previous versions crashed with smaller graphs.
  • igraph_arpack_rssolve() and igraph_arpack_rnsolve(), i.e. the ARPACK interface in igraph, are now interruptible. As a result, several other functions that rely on ARPACK (eigenvector centrality, hub and authority scores, etc.) also became interruptible.
  • igraph_get_shortest_paths_dijkstra(), igraph_get_all_shortest_paths_dijkstra() and igraph_get_shortest_paths_bellman_ford() now validate the from vertex.
  • Fixed bugs in igraph_local_scan_1_ecount() for weighted undirected graphs which would miscount loops and multi-edges.


  • igraph_automorphisms() is now deprecated; its new name is igraph_count_automorphisms(). The old name is kept available until at least igraph 0.11.
  • igraph_hub_score() and igraph_authority_score() are now deprecated. Use igraph_hub_and_authority_scores() instead.
  • igraph_get_incidence() is now deprecated; its new name is igraph_get_biadjacency() to reflect that the returned matrix is an adjacency matrix between pairs of vertices and not an incidence matrix between vertices and edges. The new name is kept available until at least igraph 0.11. We plan to re-use the name in later versions to provide a proper incidence matrix where the rows are vertices and the columns are edges.
  • igraph_hrg_dendrogram() is deprecated because it requires an attribute handler and it goes against the convention of returning attributes in vectors where possible. Use igraph_from_hrg_dendrogram() instead, which constructs the dendrogram as an igraph graph and returns the associated probabilities in a vector.


  • Improved performance for igraph_vertex_connectivity().
  • igraph_simplify() makes use of the cache, and avoids simplification when the graph is already known to be simple.
  • Documentation improvements.

Known issues

  • strtod() does not respect the locale on macOS 13 Ventura, causing the example::safelocale test to fail within igraph’s test suite. This is a bug in macOS 13. This issue will be inconsequential for most users. It affects use cases when igraph is run within a process whose numeric locale has been explicitly set to one that does not use a decimal point, and then igraph_enter_safelocale() (or other means) are used to temporarily set the locale to "C" before calling igraph functions. See the following links for more details:

  • ARPACK-NG 3.9.0 fails to produce a result under rare circumstances. This issue can affect any use of ARPACK-NG in principle, and may cause igraph’s example::centralization and test::centralization tests to fail, depending on the specific configuration and BLAS implementation that is being used. For more details, see: