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Graphlet decomposition of a graph


Graphlet decomposition models a weighted undirected graph via the union of potentially overlapping dense social groups. This is done by a two-step algorithm. In the first step a candidate set of groups (a candidate basis) is created by finding cliques if the thresholded input graph. In the second step these the graph is projected on the candidate basis, resulting a weight coefficient for each clique in the candidate basis.


graphlet_basis(graph, weights = NULL)

graphlet_proj(graph, weights = NULL, cliques, niter = 1000,
  Mu = rep(1, length(cliques)))



The input graph, edge directions are ignored. Only simple graph (i.e. graphs without self-loops and multiple edges) are supported.


Edge weights. If the graph has a weight edge attribute and this argument is NULL (the default), then the weight edge attribute is used.


A list of vertex ids, the graphlet basis to use for the projection.


Integer scalar, the number of iterations to perform.


Starting weights for the projection.


igraph contains three functions for performing the graph decomponsition of a graph. The first is graphlets, which performed both steps on the method and returns a list of subgraphs, with their corresponding weights. The second and third functions correspond to the first and second steps of the algorithm, and they are useful if the user wishes to perform them individually: graphlet_basis and graphlet_proj.


graphlets returns a list with two members:


A list of subgraphs, the candidate graphlet basis. Each subgraph is give by a vector of vertex ids.


The weights of the subgraphs in graphlet basis.

graphlet_basis returns a list of two elements:


A list of subgraphs, the candidate graphlet basis. Each subgraph is give by a vector of vertex ids.


The weight thresholds used for finding the subgraphs.

graphlet_proj return a numeric vector, the weights of the graphlet basis subgraphs.


## Create an example graph first
D1 <- matrix(0, 5, 5)
D2 <- matrix(0, 5, 5)
D3 <- matrix(0, 5, 5)
D1[1:3, 1:3] <- 2
D2[3:5, 3:5] <- 3
D3[2:5, 2:5] <- 1
g <- simplify(graph_from_adjacency_matrix(D1 + D2 + D3,
      mode="undirected", weighted=TRUE))
V(g)$color <- "white"
E(g)$label <- E(g)$weight
E(g)$label.cex <- 2
E(g)$color <- "black"
layout(matrix(1:6, nrow=2, byrow=TRUE))
co <- layout_with_kk(g)
plot(g, layout=co)

## Calculate graphlets
gl <- graphlets(g, niter=1000)

## Plot graphlets
for (i in 1:length(gl$cliques)) {
  sel <- gl$cliques[[i]]
  V(g)$color <- "white"
  V(g)[sel]$color <- "#E495A5"
  E(g)$width <- 1
  E(g)[ V(g)[sel] %--% V(g)[sel] ]$width <- 2
  E(g)$label <- ""
  E(g)[ width == 2 ]$label <- round(gl$Mu[i], 2)
  E(g)$color <- "black"
  E(g)[ width == 2 ]$color <- "#E495A5"
  plot(g, layout=co)

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