get.edges: Retrieve Edges or Edge IDs Associated with a Given Vertex

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) References See Also Examples

View source: R/access.R

Description

get.edges retrieves a list of edges incident on a given vertex; get.edgeIDs returns the internal identifiers for those edges, instead. Both allow edges to be selected based on vertex neighborhood and (optionally) an additional endpoint.

Usage

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get.edges(x, v, alter = NULL, neighborhood = c("out", "in",
    "combined"), na.omit = TRUE)
get.edgeIDs(x, v, alter=NULL, neighborhood=c("out","in","combined"),
    na.omit=TRUE)
get.dyads.eids(x, tails, heads, 
         neighborhood = c("out", "in", "combined")) 

Arguments

x

an object of class network

v

a vertex ID

alter

optionally, the ID of another vertex

neighborhood

an indicator for whether we are interested in in-edges, out-edges, or both (relative to v). defaults to 'combined' for undirected networks

na.omit

logical; should we omit missing edges?

tails

a vector of vertex ID for the 'tails' (v) side of the dyad

heads

a vector of vertex ID for the 'heads' (alter) side of the dyad

Details

By default, get.edges returns all out-, in-, or out- and in-edges containing v. get.edgeIDs is identical, save in its return value, as it returns only the ids of the edges. Specifying a vertex in alter causes these edges to be further selected such that alter must also belong to the edge – this can be used to extract edges between two particular vertices. Omission of missing edges is accomplished via na.omit. Note that for multiplex networks, multiple edges or edge ids can be returned.

The function get.dyads.eids simplifies the process of looking up the edge ids associated with a set of 'dyads' (tail and head vertex ids) for edges. It only is intended for working with non-multiplex networks and will return a warning and NA value for any dyads that correspond to multiple edges. The value numeric(0) will be returned for any dyads that do not have a corresponding edge.

Value

For get.edges, a list of edges. For get.edgeIDs, a vector of edge ID numbers. For get.edgeIDs, a list of edge IDs corresponding to the dyads defined by the vertex ids in tails and heads

Author(s)

Carter T. Butts [email protected]

References

Butts, C. T. (2008). “network: a Package for Managing Relational Data in R.” Journal of Statistical Software, 24(2). http://www.jstatsoft.org/v24/i02/

See Also

get.neighborhood, valid.eids

Examples

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#Create a network with three edges
m<-matrix(0,3,3)
m[1,2]<-1; m[2,3]<-1; m[3,1]<-1
g<-network(m)

get.edges(g,1,neighborhood="out")
get.edgeIDs(g,1,neighborhood="in")

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