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Louvain Community Detection

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Installing

To build and install from source, run

python setup.py install

You can also install from pip with

pip install python-louvain

The package name on pip is python-louvain but it is imported as community in python. More documentation for this module can be found at http://python-louvain.readthedocs.io/

Usage

To use as a Python library

import community as community_louvain
import matplotlib.cm as cm
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import networkx as nx

# load the karate club graph
G = nx.karate_club_graph()

# compute the best partition
partition = community_louvain.best_partition(G)

# draw the graph
pos = nx.spring_layout(G)
# color the nodes according to their partition
cmap = cm.get_cmap('viridis', max(partition.values()) + 1)
nx.draw_networkx_nodes(G, pos, partition.keys(), node_size=40,
                       cmap=cmap, node_color=list(partition.values()))
nx.draw_networkx_edges(G, pos, alpha=0.5)
plt.show()

It can also be run on the command line

$ community <filename>

where filename is a binary file as generated by the convert utility distributed with the C implementation at https://sites.google.com/site/findcommunities/ However as this is mostly for debugging purposes its use should be avoided. Instead importing this library for use in Python is recommended.

Documentation

You can find documentation at https://python-louvain.readthedocs.io/

To generate documentation, run

pip install numpydoc sphinx
cd docs
make

Tests

To run tests, run

pip install nose
python setup.py test
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