Networkanalysis Ts

TypeScript port of the Java networkanalysis package that provides data structures and algorithms for network analysis.
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This package is a TypeScript port of the networkanalysis package written in Java. The package provides algorithms and data structures for network analysis. Currently, the package focuses on clustering (or community detection) and layout (or mapping) of networks. In particular, the package contains an implementation of the Leiden algorithm and the Louvain algorithm for network clustering and the VOS technique for network layout. Only undirected networks are supported.

The networkanalysis-ts package was developed by Nees Jan van Eck at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University and benefited from contributions by Olya Stukova and Nikita Rokotyan from Interacta. The networkanalysis package written in Java on which networkanalysis-ts is based was developed by Vincent Traag, Nees Jan van Eck, and Ludo Waltman.


Documentation of the source code of networkanalysis-ts is provided in the code in TSDoc format. The documentation is also available in a compiled format.


npm install networkanalysis-ts


The following code snippet demonstrates how the core classes in networkanalysis-ts can be used to create a network and to perform network normalization, clustering, and layout:

import { Clustering, GradientDescentVOSLayoutAlgorithm, Layout, LeidenAlgorithm, Network } from 'networkanalysis-ts'

const nRandomStarts = 10

// Construct network.
const nNodes = 6
const edges = [[0, 1, 2, 2, 3, 5, 4], [1, 2, 0, 3, 5, 4, 3]]
const network = new Network({
  nNodes: nNodes,
  setNodeWeightsToTotalEdgeWeights: true,
  edges: edges,
  sortedEdges: false,
  checkIntegrity: true,

// Perform network normalization.
const normalizedNetwork = network.createNormalizedNetworkUsingAssociationStrength()

// Perform clustering.
let bestClustering: Clustering | undefined
let maxQuality = Number.NEGATIVE_INFINITY
const clusteringAlgorithm = new LeidenAlgorithm()
for (let i = 0; i < nRandomStarts; i++) {
  const clustering = new Clustering({ nNodes: normalizedNetwork.getNNodes() })
  clusteringAlgorithm.improveClustering(normalizedNetwork, clustering)
  const quality = clusteringAlgorithm.calcQuality(normalizedNetwork, clustering)
  if (quality > maxQuality) {
    bestClustering = clustering
    maxQuality = quality

// Perform layout.
let bestLayout: Layout | undefined
let minQuality = Number.POSITIVE_INFINITY
const layoutAlgorithm = new GradientDescentVOSLayoutAlgorithm();
for (let i = 0; i < nRandomStarts; i++) {
  const layout = new Layout({ nNodes: normalizedNetwork.getNNodes() })
  layoutAlgorithm.improveLayout(normalizedNetwork, layout)
  const quality = layoutAlgorithm.calcQuality(normalizedNetwork, layout)
  if (quality < minQuality) {
    bestLayout = layout
    minQuality = quality

The package also includes a run module that provides helper classes for running the network analysis algorithms in an easier way. The following code snippet demonstrates the use of the helper classes for constructing a network and for performing network clustering and layout:

import { Node, Link, NetworkClustering, NetworkLayout } from 'networkanalysis-ts/run'

// Construct network.
const nodes: Node[] = [
  { id: 'James' },
  { id: 'Mary' },
  { id: 'John' },
  { id: 'Linda' },
  { id: 'David' },
  { id: 'Karen' },
const links: Link[] = [
  { node1: nodes[0], node2: nodes[1] },
  { node1: nodes[1], node2: nodes[2] },
  { node1: nodes[2], node2: nodes[0] },
  { node1: nodes[2], node2: nodes[3] },
  { node1: nodes[3], node2: nodes[5] },
  { node1: nodes[5], node2: nodes[4] },
  { node1: nodes[4], node2: nodes[3] },

// Perform clustering.
new NetworkClustering()
  .data(nodes, links)

// Perform layout.
new NetworkLayout()
  .data(nodes, links)

Demo app

The GitHub repository of networkanalys-ts also provides a Svelt demo app that uses the helper classes discussed above. The source code of the demo app is available in the app/ folder. The following screenshot shows the output of the demo app when applying it to a journal co-citation network:

networkanalysis-ts demo app


The networkanalysis-ts package is distributed under the MIT license.


If you encounter any issues, please report them using the issue tracker on GitHub.


You are welcome to contribute to the development of networkanalysis-ts. Please follow the typical GitHub workflow: Fork from this repository and make a pull request to submit your changes. Make sure that your pull request has a clear description and that the code has been properly tested.

Development and deployment

The latest stable version of the code is available from the main branch on GitHub. The most recent code, which may be under development, is available from the develop branch.


To run networkanalysis-ts locally and to build production-ready bundles, Node.js and npm need to be installed on your system.



npm install

to install all required Node.js packages.



npm run dev

to build a development version of the demo app and serve it with hot reload at http://localhost:6800.



npm run build:lib

to build a deployment version of the package. The output is stored in the lib/ folder.


npm run build:app

to build a deployment version of the demo app. The output is stored in the dist/ folder.


npm run build

to build a deployment version of both the package and the demo app.


Traag, V.A., Waltman, L., & Van Eck, N.J. (2019). From Louvain to Leiden: Guaranteeing well-connected communities. Scientific Reports, 9, 5233.

Van Eck, N.J., Waltman, L., Dekker, R., & Van den Berg, J. (2010). A comparison of two techniques for bibliometric mapping: Multidimensional scaling and VOS. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 61(12), 2405-2416.

Waltman, L., Van Eck, N.J., & Noyons, E.C.M. (2010). A unified approach to mapping and clustering of bibliometric networks. Journal of Informetrics, 4(4), 629-635.

Van Eck, N.J., & Waltman, L. (2009). How to normalize co-occurrence data? An analysis of some well-known similarity measures. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60(8), 1635-1651.

Blondel, V.D., Guillaume, J.-L., Lambiotte, R., & Lefebvre, E. (2008). Fast unfolding of communities in large networks. Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 10, P10008.

Newman, M.E.J. & Girvan, M. (2004). Finding and evaluating community structure in networks. Physical Review E, 69(2), 026113,

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