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Practical Data Science Cookbook by Abhijit Dasgupta, Benjamin Bengfort, Sean Patrick Murphy, Tony Ojeda

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Chapter 8. Working with Social Graphs (Python)

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Preparing to work with social networks in Python
  • Importing networks
  • Exploring subgraphs within a heroic network
  • Finding strong ties
  • Finding key players
  • Exploring characteristics of entire networks
  • Clustering and community detection in social networks
  • Visualizing graphs

Introduction

Social networks have become a fixture of modern life, thanks to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Social networks themselves are not new, however. The study of such networks dates back to the early twentieth century, particularly in the fields of sociology and anthropology. It is their prevalence in mainstream applications that has moved these types of studies to the purview of ...

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