
Hello Tony,
In our previous discussions i mentioned that Wakita Algorithms do not use consolidation ratios for merging communities.
As far as i see it, the two algorithms are the same (apart from data structures) they are using, so how can they give different results?.
Thanks,
Bassam.



Bassam:
I'll investigate and get back to you.
 Tony



Bassam:
My guess is that it involves the precision of the calculations. NodeXL's implementation of WakitaTsurumi uses singleprecision math, while SNAP's implementation of ClausetNewmanMoore uses doubleprecision. When I revisit WakitaTsurumi to
add one of the consolidation ratio heuristics, I'll also experiment with switching to doubleprecision to see if that has an appreciable effect.
 Tony



Hi everyone! I downloaded Wakitah’s algorithm. A would like to ask, how can run the algorithm? I tried on both platforms, but it isn’t working, it gives error messages. I have another question, how can i reach the code? Thanks Laslo


Jun 21, 2010 at 4:06 PM
Edited Jun 21, 2010 at 4:07 PM

Laslo:
Please provide more details. Are you attempting to use the WakitaTsurumi algorithm from the Excel Template, or from your own application? In either case, please include the error message that you are getting.
The NodeXL source code can be found here:
http://nodexl.codeplex.com/SourceControl/list/changesets
As of June 21, 2010, the source code for the WakitaTsurumi algorithm can be found here:
http://nodexl.codeplex.com/SourceControl/changeset/view/51265#395270
 Tony



Tony:
I was talking about the algorithm of Wakita and Tsurumi. I downloaded the algorithm from the home page of Ken Wakita. It’s a java source code. I tried to run the program on windows platform with run.bat, and I tried on Linux with run.sh. I had
error messages NoClassDefFoundError.
I misunderstood, I thought that you are talking about the java source code.
 Laslo



Tony:
I have Visual Studio 2008 and NodeXL installed on my computer. I have some input graphs. I would like to run the CNM algorithm and the algorithm of Wakita and Tsurumi and I want to use the heuristics from the paper. I want to study partitions of the
algorithm and the modularity. How can I run this algorithm, and how can I add an input to it?
Thanks
Laslo



Laslo:
The easiest way to run the algorithm is to import your graph into the NodeXL Excel Template, then select NodeXL, Analysis, Find Clusters from the Excel ribbon. Or if you are writing your own application, you can use the Microsoft.NodeXL.Algorithms.ClusterCalculator
class, which is what Find Clusters in the Excel Template uses internally.
However, NodeXL's current implementation of the WakitaTsurumi algorithm uses the data structure introduced by Wakita and Tsurumi to dramatically improve performance, but it does not use the authors' consolidation ratio heuristics. Please see this
discussion:
http://nodexl.codeplex.com/Thread/View.aspx?ThreadId=211244
 Tony



Tony:
I have another question. When I run one of the algorithms, where can I find the modularity of a partion?
Laslo



Laslo:
We don't expose the modularities in the API, because we don't use them in our own application. You will have to modify the source code if you need them.
 Tony

