NESSIE:Network Example Source Supporting Innovative Experimentation

Alan Taylor, Desmond Higham

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Abstract / Description of output

We describe a new web-based facility that makes available some realistic examples of complex networks. NESSIE (Network Example Source Supporting Innovative Experimentation) currently contains 12 specific networks from a diverse range of application areas, with a Scottish emphasis. This collection of data sets is designed to be useful for researchers in network science who wish to evaluate new algorithms, concepts and models. The data sets are available to download in two formats (MATLAB’s .mat format and .txt files readable by packages such as Pajek), and some basic MATLAB tools for computing summary statistics are also provided.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetwork Science
EditorsErnesto Estrada, Desmond J Higham, Maria Fox, Gian-Luca Oppo
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781849963954
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • network science
  • algorithms
  • concepts
  • models
  • .mat format
  • .txt files
  • Pajek


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