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R Data Analysis Cookbook by Shanthi Viswanathan, Viswa Viswanathan

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Plotting social network data

This recipe covers the features in the igraph package to create graph objects, plot them, and extract network information from graph objects.

Getting ready

If you have not already installed the igraph package, do it now using the following code:

> install.packages("igraph")

Also, download the users_edgelist_upper.Rdata file from the book's data files to your R working directory. Alternately, if you worked through the previous recipe Creating adjacency matrices and edge lists from this chapter, you will have created the file and ensured that it is in your R working directory.

How to do it...

To plot social network data using igraph, follow these steps:

  1. Load the data. The following code will restore, from the saved file, a ...

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