MM2GV(1) General Commands Manual MM2GV(1)
mm2gv - Matrix Market-DOT converters
mm2gv [ -cluv? ] [ -Ui ] [ -ooutfile ] [ file ]
mm2gv converts a sparse matrix of the Matrix Market format to a graph
in the GV (formerly DOT) format. If the matrix M is not square, the
graph is considered bipartite and the matrix is viewed as a bipartite
graph adjacency matrix, with the rows and columns of the matrix speci-
fying the two sets of vertices. Equivalently, the matrix is converted
into a symmetric square matrix
$M sup T$ 0
a block matrix with square blocks of 0's in the upper left and lower
right, the upper right block being M and the lower left block being the
transpose of M. This matrix is then viewed as the adjacency matrix of
For a square matrix, mm2gv uses it directly as an adjacency matrix if
its pattern of non-zero entries is symmetric; otherwise, it will treat
it as a bipartite graph as with the case of non-square matrices. This
behavior can be modified by the -U flag.
The following options are supported:
-c This flag causes mm2gv to assign colors to the edges. The matrix
element is scaled to the range [0,1] depending on where it lies
between the minimum and maximum set matrix values. This scaled
value is used as the "wt" attribute of the corresponding edge.
In addition, this scalar value is mapped to an RGB value, which
is stored as the edge "color".
-l If set, mm2gv attaches a label to the graph indicating the base
name of the input file, and the number of nodes and edges.
-u If specified, the graph is assumed to be undirected. By default,
the graph generated is directed.
-v This flag causes mm2gv to store the matrix values as the "len"
attribute of the corresponding edge.
Specifies how square matrices are handled. If bflag is 0, a
square matrix will always be treated as an adjacency matrix. If
bflag is 1 (the default), a square matrix with a symmetric pat-
tern of non-zero entries will be used as an adjacency matrix;
otherwise, it will be used a bipartite graph. If bflag is 2, a
symmetric matrix will be used as an adjacency matrix; otherwise,
it will be used a bipartite graph. If bflag is 3, any input
matrix will be treated like a bipartite graph.
Prints output to the file outfile. If not given, mm2gv uses std-
The following operand is supported:
file Name of the file in MatrixMarket format. If no file operand is
specified, the standard input will be used.
Return 0 if there were no problems during conversion; and non-zero if
any error occurred.
Yifan Hu <email@example.com>
Emden R. Gansner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
See http://math.nist.gov/MatrixMarket/ for description of the format
and http://www.cise.ufl.edu/research/sparse/matrices/ for a large col-
lection of sparse matrices in this format.
31 July 2008 MM2GV(1)
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