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read_gexf(path, node_type=None, relabel=False, version='1.1draft')[source]

Read graph in GEXF format from path.

“GEXF (Graph Exchange XML Format) is a language for describing complex networks structures, their associated data and dynamics” [R322].

Parameters :

path : file or string

File or file name to write. File names ending in .gz or .bz2 will be compressed.

node_type: Python type (default: None)

Convert node ids to this type if not None.

relabel : bool (default: False)

If True relabel the nodes to use the GEXF node “label” attribute instead of the node “id” attribute as the NetworkX node label.

Returns :

graph: NetworkX graph

If no parallel edges are found a Graph or DiGraph is returned. Otherwise a MultiGraph or MultiDiGraph is returned.


This implementation does not support mixed graphs (directed and undirected edges together).


[R322](1, 2) GEXF graph format, http://gexf.net/format/