[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [igraph] leading.eigenvector.community function

From: Edmund Hunt
Subject: Re: [igraph] leading.eigenvector.community function
Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 11:22:15 -0700

Hi Gabor

Glad to hear it is not just me being careless. It would be great if you or 
someone else could make the request as I am not familiar with GitHub. 

Perhaps the solution is to simply create one new ‘master’ function, call it 
‘community_detection’ or something, and have a numbered list of input arguments 
1-8  for these 8 methods, then you could have a single input NA or NULL for the 
weight argument. Having just one function would be very convenient, and I do 
not think the algorithms are so complex that they need to be in separate 


> On 25 May 2017, at 11:10, Gábor Csárdi <address@hidden> wrote:
> YEah, that is a mess.
> It is not so easy to change to just NA (or just NULL), because it will
> not be compatible.
> So maybe we should introduce a completely new mechanism, and switch to
> that. That at least does not give you the illusion is that it works
> when it does not.
> Do you want to open a GitHub issue for this?
> Gabor
> On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 11:05 AM, Edmund Hunt <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Ah I see, thank you Szabolcs!
>> I am using several clustering methods available in igraph at once to compare
>> outputs, so this is completely inconsistent between methods!!!
>> cluster_edge_betweenness - uses NULL to omit edge weights
>> cluster_fast_greedy - uses NULL to omit edge weights (though it is not clear
>> on this point?)
>> cluster_label_prop - uses NA, but in the ‘usage’ states NULL
>> cluster_leading_eigen - uses NA, but in the ‘usage’ states NULL
>> cluster_louvain - uses NA, but in the ‘usage’ states NULL
>> cluster_optimal - uses NA, but in the ‘usage’ states NULL
>> cluster_walktrap - does not provide any guidance, I assumed NULL was used
>> cluster_spinglass - uses NA, but usage states NULL
>> I am still quite new to R so perhaps the ‘usage’ is meant to be read
>> differently, but I thought it meant NULL could be used as a meaningful input
>> Please could this be fixed so there is a uniform and clear approach in the
>> next update to igraph, as it is very confusing at present
>> Thanks,
>> Edmund
> _______________________________________________
> igraph-help mailing list
> address@hidden
> https://lists.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/igraph-help

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]