This package allows to pass network objects to
ggplot2 and provides geometries to plot their elements.
You can install the released version of
ggnetwork from CRAN with:
And the development version from GitHub with:
ggnetwork package depends on R 3.5+ and on
ggplot2 version 2.0.0+.
The package vignette contains detailed examples of how to use its
fortify method and each of its geometries.
For further examples that use
ggnetwork with other packages to produce animated graphs, see James Curley’s slides on “Interactive and Dynamic Network Visualization in R” (2016). For even more options, see Katherine Ognyanova’s tutorial “Network visualization with R (2019), and David Schoch’s guide “Network Visualizations in R using
If you encounter a clear bug, please file a minimal reproducible example on GitHub.
For questions and other discussion, please contact the package maintainer.
ggnetwork package was written within a larger development effort around network visualization with
ggplot2, on which you can read the following article:
Sam Tyner, François Briatte and Heike Hofmann, “Network Visualization with
ggplot2,” The R Journal 9(1): 27–59, 2017.
The article also covers the related packages
ggnet. It does not cover the more recent
tidygraph, although you should turn to those if you need a highly extensive way to build and plot ‘tidy’ networks with
Thanks to @achmurzy, @andrewd789, @ArtemSokolov, @aterhorst, @emillykkejensen, @evinhas, @FinScience, @ghost, @instantkaffee, @jalapic, @jcfisher, @jfaganUK, @kippjohnson, @koheiw, @mbojan, @mcanouil, @mgagliol, @mhairi, @minimaxir, @mkarikom, @nick-youngblut, @SantiFilippo, @sciabolazza, @sctyner, @trinker, @zachcp and two anonymous R Journal reviewers. @heike and @ethen8181 also helped with the tricky issue of having arrows on directed edges, while @sumtxt inspired this package as well as its predecessor, the
ggnet package, which also benefitted from discussions with @pedroj and Bertrand Sudre.
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