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Query and manipulate a graph as it were an adjacency list

Description

Query and manipulate a graph as it were an adjacency list

Usage

## S3 method for class 'igraph'
x[[i, j, from, to, ..., directed = TRUE,
  edges = FALSE, exact = TRUE]]

Arguments

x

The graph.

i

Index, integer, character or logical, see details below.

j

Index, integer, character or logical, see details below.

from

A numeric or character vector giving vertex ids or names. Together with the to argument, it can be used to query/set a sequence of edges. See details below. This argument cannot be present together with any of the i and j arguments and if it is present, then the to argument must be present as well.

to

A numeric or character vector giving vertex ids or names. Together with the from argument, it can be used to query/set a sequence of edges. See details below. This argument cannot be present together with any of the i and j arguments and if it is present, then the from argument must be present as well.

...

Additional arguments are not used currently.

directed

Logical scalar, whether to consider edge directions in directed graphs. It is ignored for undirected graphs.

edges

Logical scalar, whether to return edge ids.

exact

Ignored.

Details

The double bracket operator indexes the (imaginary) adjacency list of the graph. This can used for the following operations:

  1. Querying the adjacent vertices for one or more vertices:

      graph[[1:3,]]
    graph[[,1:3]]

    The first form gives the successors, the second the predessors or the 1:3 vertices. (For undirected graphs they are equivalent.)

  2. Querying the incident edges for one or more vertices, if the edges argument is set to TRUE:

      graph[[1:3, , edges=TRUE]]
    graph[[, 1:3, edges=TRUE]]
  3. Querying the edge ids between two sets or vertices, if both indices are used. E.g.

      graph[[v, w, edges=TRUE]]

    gives the edge ids of all the edges that exist from vertices v to vertices w.

The alternative argument names from and to can be used instead of the usual i and j, to make the code more readable:

 graph[[from = 1:3]]
graph[[from = v, to = w, edges = TRUE]]

[[’ operators allows logical indices and negative indices as well, with the usual R semantics.

Vertex names are also supported, so instead of a numeric vertex id a vertex can also be given to ‘[’ and ‘[[’.

See Also

Other structural queries: [.igraph, adjacent_vertices, are_adjacent, ends, get.edge.ids, gorder, gsize, head_of, incident_edges, incident, is_directed, neighbors, tail_of


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