Benchmark of popular graph/network packages v2

This is an update of a benchmark of popular graph / network packages post. This study aims to serve as a starting point for anyone interested in applied graph or network analysis. The featured network packages offer a convenient and standardised API for modelling data as graphs and extracting network related insights. Some common use cases include finding the shortest path between entities or calculating a measure of centrality such as the page rank score. [Read More]

Benchmark of popular graph/network packages

This post is superseded by an updated benchmark In this post I benchmark the performance of 5 popular graph/network packages. This was inspired by two questions I had: Recently, I have been working with large networks (millions of vertices and edges) and often wonder what is the best currently available package/tool that would scale well and handle large scale network analysis tasks. Having tried out a few (networkx in Python and igraph in R) but on different problems, I thought it would be nice to have a head to head comparison. [Read More]

Binance hackathon - 2nd place solution

Technical overview of the solution and my hackathon experience

It has been about a month since my team and I placed 2nd in a hackathon organised by Binance. Since it was my first time officially doing front-end development, I thought it would be fun to blog about my experience in the hackathon and document the technical solution which I coded up in react.js. A massive congratulations to the three winning teams of the #Binance #SAFU Hackathon who shared a prize of \(100,000 USD worth of <a href="https://twitter. [Read More]

Visualising Networks in ASOIAF - Part II

This is the second post of a character network analysis of George R. R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice and Fire (ASOIAF) series as well as my first submission to the R Bloggers community. A warm welcome to all readers out there! In my first post, I touched on the Tidygraph package to manipulate dataframes and ggraph for network visualisation as well as some tricks to fix the position of nodes when ploting multiple graphs containing the same node set and labeling based on polar coordinates. [Read More]

Visualising Networks in ASOIAF

While waiting for the winds of winter to arrive, there is plenty of time to revisit the 5 books. One of my favourite aspects of the series is the character and world building. As the song of ice and fire universe is so big, many characters are mentioned in passing while the major characters meet each other only occasionally. I thought it would be interesting to see how various characters are connected and how that progresses through the series. [Read More]