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## Re: [igraph] graph partitioning in K groups

 From: Gábor Csárdi Subject: Re: [igraph] graph partitioning in K groups Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:37:14 -0500

```Hi Claudio,

On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 11:28 AM, Claudio Martella
> Hi Gabor,
>
> thanks for answering. I'm not sure i understand exactly what you mean.
> I use python, but finding k-means for python would not be a problem,
> the problem would be using k-means itself for graph-partitioning? what
> would the feature vector be? the neighborhood?

Sorry, I thought you are already past that and you have your features.

G.

> i'm actually looking for something more suited for graphs, as you
> suggest to look at community detection. By topology I in reality mean
> connectivity-based graph partitioning, something that puts vertices in
> cluster according to the fact they are similarly connected (in this
> sense it's not SO different from the previous idea of k-means on
> neighborhoods) but in a "sophisticated" way.
>
> I'll look at the two algorithms that you suggest.
>
> thanks!
>
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 4:38 PM, Gábor Csárdi <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> if you use R, you can use one of the built-in clustering functions,
>> e.g. kmeans().
>>
>> But actually you can partition a graph into a given number of groups
>> with many of the community finding algorithms, because they return a
>> complete dendrogram. E.g. the fast greedy and the edge betweenness
>> based algorithms are like that. This might not be what you want
>> though, depending on what exactly you mean by 'topologically'.
>>
>> Gabor
>>
>> On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 6:16 AM, Claudio Martella
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I need to partition a weighted undirected graph topologically in a set
>>> of K groups, something like k-means. all i can find is
>>> community-detection without the possibility to specify K.
>>> Can anybody give me a reference for a way of doing this in igraph or
>>> in case to an algorithm that does so I can implement myself?
>>>
>>> thanks!
>>>
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>>>    Claudio Martella
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