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Re: [igraph] barabasi.game without multiple edges but with loops ?

From: Gabor Csardi
Subject: Re: [igraph] barabasi.game without multiple edges but with loops ?
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 15:04:05 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)


this is not possible with the current implementation of 'barabasi.game',
but you can easily write a version that does what you want, using 
possibly 'igraph.sample'. (But for small networks, the R builtin 'sample' can
be good enough, too, especially because igraph.sample seems to be buggy a bit.)

It would be something like this:

barabasi.game2 <- function(n, m) {

  edges <- numeric()
  for (i in 2:n) {
    no.neis <- min(i-1, m)
    neis <- rbind( i, sample(1, i, no.neis) )
    edges <- c(edges, neis)


> g <- barabasi.game2(10000, m=3)
> summary(g)
Vertices: 10000 
Edges: 29994 
Directed: TRUE 
No graph attributes.
No vertex attributes.
No edge attributes.
> any(is.multiple(g))
> any(is.loop(g))
[1] TRUE


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On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 01:54:35PM +0200, Amelie Veron wrote:
> Dear list,
> Does anybody know if it is possible to generate a network with the
> barabasi.game function that wouldn't have any multiple edges, but
> would include self interactions ?
> simplify(graph) is not an option as I would like to make sure there
> are a given number of edges in the generated graphs.
> here is the command I use (where len is the number of vertices and vec
> a vector of how many edges to add for each new vertex).
> net = barabasi.game(len,out.seq=vec,directed=FALSE,out.pref=TRUE)
> Just in case somebody has a better idea overall, here is what I am trying to 
> do:
>  - I have a few very small networks (from 32 to 74 vertices)
>  - I would like to  see whether they could be scale-free-like or
> totally not scale-free.
>  - For that, I want to generate random scale-free-like networks with
> the same number of vertices and edges as the real-life networks and
> compare the real networks with the generated ones.
> So the generated networks have to be generated with a model that can,
> for bigger networks, generate scale-free networks. They have to have a
> given number of edges and a given number of vertices. Lastly, they
> have to include self-interactions but no multiple edges.
> Thanks a lot for your time !
> Amelie
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