Graph library recommendations for large graphs

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at
Tue Aug 25 17:49:03 CEST 2009

VanL wrote:

> I am working on a project that will require building and querying large
> graph objects (initially 8M nodes, 30-40M edges; eventually 40M nodes,
> 100M edges). NetworkX seems to be the most popular, but I am concerned
> that a dict representation for nodes would use too much memory -- my
> initial tests suggest that a graph with 3M nodes and 12M edges creates
> substantial memory pressure on my machine.
> Can anybody who has worked with large graphs before give a recommendation?
> Thanks,
> Van
How about python-igraph?

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