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Measuring the modularity

In this example, we will use label_propagation to optimize the modularity of a network. The data are from the mcmullen dataset.

using EcologicalNetwork

# Get the data in an object
N = mcmullen();

The next step is to generate starting communities for every species. We will assign species to random initial modules:

L = rand(1:richness(N), richness(N));

We can now start a repeated number of attempts to find the best partition, here using brim. If julia is started in parallel, this will use all assigned CPUs.

M = modularity(N, L, brim, replicates=100);

# Finally, we can get the best partition
b_part = best_partition(M);

# And print its modularity and number of modules
println("Q: ",
        round(b_part[1].Q, 2),
        " |c|: ",
Q: 0.43 |c|: 26