backbone: Extracts the Backbone from Graphs

An implementation of methods for extracting an unweighted unipartite graph (i.e. a backbone) from an unweighted unipartite graph (e.g., Hamann et al., 2016 <doi:10.1007/s13278-016-0332-2>), a weighted unipartite graph (e.g., Serrano et al., 2009 <doi:10.1073/pnas.0808904106>), the projection of an unweighted bipartite graph (e.g., Neal et al., <doi:10.1038/s41598-021-03238-3>, or the projection of a weighted bipartite graph (e.g., Neal, 2017 <doi:10.1177/0308518X16631339>).

Version: 2.0.3
Depends: R (≥ 2.10)
Imports: igraph, Matrix, methods, network, MASS, PoissonBinomial, stats, Rcpp, utils
LinkingTo: Rcpp
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown, testthat (≥ 3.0.0)
Published: 2022-03-22
Author: Zachary Neal ORCID iD [aut, cre], Rachel Domagalski [aut], Bruce Sagan [aut], Karl Godard [ctb]
Maintainer: Zachary Neal <zpneal at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: yes
Citation: backbone citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: backbone results


Reference manual: backbone.pdf
Vignettes: Introduction to Backbone


Package source: backbone_2.0.3.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): backbone_2.0.3.tgz, r-release (x86_64): backbone_2.0.3.tgz, r-oldrel: backbone_2.0.3.tgz
Old sources: backbone archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: GeneTonic


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