Erdos-Renyi (ER) Model

import graspy

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np
%matplotlib inline

Erdos-Renyi (ER) graphs are the simplest generative model. We assume that each edge for all pairs of vertices is sampled independently from all the edges. There are two ways to parameterize the model:

  1. ER(n, p) - this model specifies the number of vertices, \(n\), and each pair of vertices has \(p\) probability of an edge existing between the two.
  2. ER(n, m) - this model specifies the number of vertices, \(n\), and the total number of edges \(m\).

Below, we sample two binary graphs (undirected and no self-loops) \(G_1 \sim ER_{NP}(50, 0.3)\) and \(G_2 \sim ER_{NM}(50, 250)\).

from graspy.simulations import er_nm, er_np

n = 50
m = 250
p = 0.3

G1 = er_np(n=n, p=p)
G2 = er_nm(n=n, m=m)

Visualize the graphs using heatmap

from graspy.plot import heatmap

heatmap(G1, title = 'ER-NP(50, 0.3) Simulation')
heatmap(G2, title = 'ER-NM(50, 250) Simulation')
<matplotlib.axes._subplots.AxesSubplot at 0x14b5d5e72e48>

Weighted ER Graphs

Both er_np and er_nm functions provide ways to sample weights for all edges that were sampled via a probability distribution function. In order to sample with weights, one provide a probability distribution function with corresponding keyword arguments for the distribution function.

Below we sample \(G_1 \sim ER_{NP}(50, 0.2)\) where the weights are distributed on normal with \(\mu = 0,~\sigma^2 = 1\).

wt = np.random.normal
wtargs = dict(loc=0, scale=1)

G1 = er_np(n=50, p=0.2, wt=wt, wtargs=wtargs)

Visualize the graph using heatmap

heatmap(G1, title = 'ER-NP(50, 0.2) with N(0,1) Weights Simulation')
<matplotlib.axes._subplots.AxesSubplot at 0x14b5d5c0f710>