# Getting started¶

scikit-network is an open-source python package for the analysis of large graphs.

## Installation¶

Install scikit-network:

\$ pip install scikit-network


Import scikit-network in a Python project:

import sknetwork as skn


## Data format¶

Each graph is represented by its adjacency matrix, either as a dense numpy array or a sparse scipy CSR matrix. A bipartite graph can be represented by its biadjacency matrix, in the same format.

## Documentation¶

We use the following notations in the documentation:

### Graphs¶

For undirected graphs:

• $$A$$ is the adjacency matrix of the graph (dimension $$n\times n$$)

• $$d = A1$$ is the vector of node weights (node degrees if the matrix $$A$$ is binary)

• $$D = \text{diag}(d)$$ the diagonal matrix of node weights

### Digraphs¶

For directed graphs:

• $$A$$ is the adjacency matrix of the graph (dimension $$n\times n$$)

• $$d^+ = A1$$ and $$d^- = A^T1$$ are the vectors of out-weights and in-weights of nodes (out-degrees and in-degrees if the matrix $$A$$ is binary)

• $$D^+ = \text{diag}(d^+)$$ and $$D^- = \text{diag}(d^-)$$ are the diagonal matrices of out-weights and in-weights

### Bigraphs¶

For bipartite graphs:

• $$B$$ is the biadjacency matrix of the graph (dimension $$n_1\times n_2$$)

• $$d_1 = B1$$ and $$d_2 = B^T1$$ are the vectors of weights (rows and columns)

• $$D_1 = \text{diag}(d_1)$$ and $$D_2 = \text{diag}(d_2)$$ are the diagonal matrices of weights.