Use this if you are using igraph from R
as.directed {igraph}  R Documentation 
as.directed
converts an undirected graph to directed,
as.undirected
does the opposite, it converts a directed graph to
undirected.
as.directed(graph, mode = c("mutual", "arbitrary", "random", "acyclic"))
as.undirected(
graph,
mode = c("collapse", "each", "mutual"),
edge.attr.comb = igraph_opt("edge.attr.comb")
)
graph 
The graph to convert. 
mode 
Character constant, defines the conversion algorithm. For

edge.attr.comb 
Specifies what to do with edge attributes, if

Conversion algorithms for as.directed
:
The number of edges in the graph stays the same, an arbitrarily directed edge is created for each undirected edge, but the direction of the edge is deterministic (i.e. it always points the same way if you call the function multiple times).
Two directed edges are created for each undirected edge, one in each direction.
The number of edges in the graph stays the same, and a randomly directed edge is created for each undirected edge. You will get different results if you call the function multiple times with the same graph.
The number of edges in the graph stays the same, and a directed edge is created for each undirected edge such that the resulting graph is guaranteed to be acyclic. This is achieved by ensuring that edges always point from a lower index vertex to a higher index. Note that the graph may include cycles of length 1 if the original graph contained loop edges.
Conversion algorithms for as.undirected
:
The number of edges remains constant, an undirected edge is created for each directed one, this version might create graphs with multiple edges.
One undirected edge will be created for each pair of vertices which are connected with at least one directed edge, no multiple edges will be created.
One undirected edge will be created for each pair of mutual edges. Nonmutual edges are ignored. This mode might create multiple edges if there are more than one mutual edge pairs between the same pair of vertices.
A new graph object.
Gabor Csardi csardi.gabor@gmail.com
simplify
for removing multiple and/or loop edges from
a graph.
g < make_ring(10)
as.directed(g, "mutual")
g2 < make_star(10)
as.undirected(g)
# Combining edge attributes
g3 < make_ring(10, directed=TRUE, mutual=TRUE)
E(g3)$weight < seq_len(ecount(g3))
ug3 < as.undirected(g3)
print(ug3, e=TRUE)
## Not run:
x11(width=10, height=5)
layout(rbind(1:2))
plot( g3, layout=layout_in_circle, edge.label=E(g3)$weight)
plot(ug3, layout=layout_in_circle, edge.label=E(ug3)$weight)
## End(Not run)
g4 < graph(c(1,2, 3,2,3,4,3,4, 5,4,5,4,
6,7, 7,6,7,8,7,8, 8,7,8,9,8,9,
9,8,9,8,9,9, 10,10,10,10))
E(g4)$weight < seq_len(ecount(g4))
ug4 < as.undirected(g4, mode="mutual",
edge.attr.comb=list(weight=length))
print(ug4, e=TRUE)