Node deletion for investigating changes in networks structure + counting number of edges to a given node

Hi all,

I am using abundance data for benthic genera in an effort to better under the role of particular species in the community.

I am trying to see how the removal of a node influences the structure of the network. How can I do this? Furthermore, how can I determine how many edges are connected to a given node?

Apologies if this information is already in the manual or elsewhere, but I haven’t been able to find how to do this in a way that make sense to me. Not super familiar with R, coding, and totally new to network analyses.


You can use the delete_vertices() function to remove one or more vertices. Take a look at the examples in the manual.

Assuming that there are no self loops, this is the degree. See the degree function.