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Is there a way to control the labels of nodes in a graph - that is, suppressing the names of some nodes but showing the names of other nodes? For example, consider the graph:

edges = {N1 -> N2, N2 -> N3, N3 -> N4, N4 -> N5, N6 -> N2, N6 -> N3, 
  N6 -> N4, N1 -> N8, N2 -> N8, N4 -> N8, N7 -> N8, N9 -> N7, N9 -> N8}
g = Graph[edges, VertexLabels -> Automatic]

Setting VertexLabels->None suppresses the names of all nodes. How can I control this such that ALL nodes in the graph are without labels, except for those whose names I specify to be labeled? For instance, in the above graph suppose I want only nodes N1 and N6 to be labeled but all the other nodes to not be labeled?

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Graph[edges, VertexLabels -> {N1 | N6 -> "Name"}]

or

Graph[edges, VertexLabels -> {N1 | N6 -> Automatic}]

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To attach arbitrary labels to nodes 1 and 6, say, "label 1" and "label 2", use

Graph[edges, 
 VertexLabels -> Thread[{N1, N6} -> {"label 1", "label 6"}]]

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  • $\begingroup$ Wonderful; once again many thanks kglr!! $\endgroup$
    – user42700
    Dec 8, 2021 at 3:56
  • $\begingroup$ @PRG, my pleasure. $\endgroup$
    – kglr
    Dec 8, 2021 at 3:57

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