NetworkX is a Python package for the creation, manipulation, and study of the structure, dynamics, and functions of complex networks.


  • Standard graph-theoretic and statistical physics functions
  • Easy exchange of network algorithms between applications, disciplines, and platforms
  • Many classic graphs and synthetic networks
  • Nodes and edges can be "anything" (e.g. time-series, text, images, XML records)
  • Exploits existing code from high-quality legacy software in C, C++, Fortran, etc.
  • Open source BSD license
  • More than 1000 unit tests

Additional benefits from Python

  • Fast prototyping of new algorithms
  • Easy to teach
  • Multi-platform
  • Allows easy access to almost any database
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