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, a weighted unipartite graph, the projection of an unweighted bipartite graph, or the projection of a weighted bipartite graph (Neal, 2022 <doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0269137>).

Version: 2.1.3
Depends: R (≥ 2.10)
Imports: igraph, Matrix, methods, stats, Rcpp, utils
LinkingTo: Rcpp
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown, tinytest
Published: 2024-01-24
Author: Zachary Neal ORCID iD [aut, cre], Rachel Domagalski [aut], Bruce Sagan [ctb], Karl Godard [ctb]
Maintainer: Zachary Neal <zpneal at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: yes
Citation: backbone citation info
Materials: README NEWS
In views: GraphicalModels
CRAN checks: backbone results


Reference manual: backbone.pdf
Vignettes: Introduction to Backbone


Package source: backbone_2.1.3.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-prerel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-prerel (arm64): backbone_2.1.3.tgz, r-release (arm64): backbone_2.1.3.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): backbone_2.1.3.tgz, r-prerel (x86_64): backbone_2.1.3.tgz, r-release (x86_64): backbone_2.1.3.tgz
Old sources: backbone archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: GeneTonic
Reverse suggests: incidentally, webtrackR


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