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PajekNetGraphGenerator Example Project

STEM allows users to create a custom graph using Pajek. Pajek ([1]) uses a kind of standardized language for describing networks. Some examples might be found here: http://vlado.fmf.uni-lj.si/pub/networks/pajek/testdata.zip. A subset of this language is interpreted by the PajekNetGraphGenerator to import arbitrary graphs into STEM.

An example project available for download may be found on the STEM website or a [2]. This is a standard STEM project that you may import into your workspace. It contains a graph generated using the Pajek Graph Generator. It also contains examples of the original Pajek files used to create the graphs found in the project. The files are located in the 'Doc' directory of the project.

PajekNetGraphGenerator and STEM-related Format extension to Pajek

The following reserved words are supported in the current Pajek Import implementation:

1. *Vertices n – n is number of vertices. In STEM nodes are the equivalent of vertices. Each vertex is described using following format (take care of the sequence of the parameters, additional and STEM-only parameters may be in any order):

• vertexnum label x y [z] [shape] [additional optional parameters]
• vertexnum – vertex number (1; 2; 3 : : : n). Successive numbering of vertices/nodes is obligatory. vertexnum itself is not used inside STEM after import.
• label – if label starts with character a..zA..Z or 0..9 first blank determines end of the label (e.g., vertex1), labels consisting of more words must be enclosed in pair of special characters (e.g., ”vertex 1”). The definition of a label is obligatory.
• x, y, z – coordinates of vertex. The z coordinate is ignored in STEM. In Pajek the coordinates have values between 0 and 1, for STEM the values are not limited. x and y coordinates are obligatory for STEM.
• shape – shape of object which represents vertex. The following shapes are supported by the PajekNetGraphGenerator: triangle, cross, ellipse, box, diamond. In STEM ellipse is represented as circle and box and diamond both are represented as box. box is the default value.
• s_size – size of the node. The default size is given by the parameter “Default Area” within the PajekNetGraphGeneratorImpl dialog in STEM. For STEM the size of the node is not limited. Overlaps of nodes are not checked by the importer, they are allowed.
```Example: 1 ”vertex one” 0.3456 0.1234 0.5 ellipse s_size 0.1
```

Parameters only valid in STEM (these parameters are ignored by Pajek):

• popid – identifier of a population of the node. This parameter may be used repeatedly.
• popcount – number of individuals living in the node. This parameter may be used repeatedly. The associated popid is the last mentioned one.
```Example: 1 ”vertex one” 0.3456 0.1234 0.5 ellipse s_size 0.1 popid human popcount 24 popid anopheles popcount 1000
```

2. *Edges – definition of edges. Format (take care of the sequence of the parameters, STEM-only parameters may be in any order):

v1 v2 [borderlength] [additional optional parameters]

• v1 – initial vertex number. The definition of v1 is obligatory. v1 has to be defined as node (see above: vertexnum).
• v2 – terminal vertex number. The definition of v2 is obligatory. v2 has to be defined as node (see above: vertexnum).
• borderlength – defines the borderlength for CommonBorderEdges

Edge Parameters only valid in STEM (these parameters are ignored by Pajek):

• popid – identifier of a population migrating on the edge. This parameter may be used repeatedly. If this parameter and additionally “rateab” or “rateba” is set at least once then a MigrationEdge will be specified in STEM, otherwise a CommonBorderEdge will be defined.
• rateba – fraction of the population in node v2 migrating over the edge to the node v1 in a given time period. This parameter may be used repeatedly. The associated popid is the last mentioned one. The default value is 0.
```Example: 1 2 popid human rateab 0.2 rateba 0.1 popid anopheles rateab 0.5 rateba 0.1
```

3. *Arcs – definition of arcs. The same parameters as for edges can be used, see above.

Appended you will find some examples that may be imported into STEM. The filename extension “.net” is not mandatory for STEM:

• CC.NET_2stem.net
• 1.NET_2stem.net