I have what it seems to be a very trivial question, but after searching for hours I was not able to find an answer, so I am asking here.

I have an edgelist for a graph, a 2 column csv file with id1,id2 format. I simply want to import it to mathematica and display the graph.

data = Import["net.csv"]

A very large output was generated. Here is a sample of it:
{{1, 11724}, {1, 11725}, {1, 11726}, {1, 11727}, {1, 11728}, {1, 
11729}, {2, 107}, {2, 4050}, {2, 4050}, {2, 4054}, {2, 12202},...


I get the error massage Mixed graphs and multigraphs are not supported. I really appreciate it if you can guide me here.

I uploaded the csv file here: net.csv.

  • $\begingroup$ it will be a great idea to upload your csv file somewhere and place a link here. Probably it's a typing mistake but Graph is the correct command. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 1:49
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the respond. I uploaded the file, added the link to question. $\endgroup$
    – Yasmin
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 2:04
  • $\begingroup$ It is working fine for me! Are you sure you are opening the right file? Try 'Clear["Global`*"]' at the beginning of your code. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 2:12
  • $\begingroup$ It didn't change however, PlotGraph worked for me. Could it be a version problem due to this: link I am using mathematica 9 though. $\endgroup$
    – Yasmin
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 2:20
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    $\begingroup$ @Yasmin The error message means that you have multiple edges between the same nodes. This is not supported in v9. While v10 will be happy with multi-edges, make sure that this is what you want! Also decide if you want a directed or undirected graph. $\endgroup$
    – Szabolcs
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 6:03

1 Answer 1


Change the data to the edge format can do the work

data = Import["net.csv"]
edges = Map[#[[1]] -> #[[2]]&, data]

Which will yield the following result

enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ It's not necessary to convert the list elements to rules. The reason why it worked for you and didn't work for her is that in version 9 and earlier multiple edges between the same nodes are not supported. Presumably she was using v9 and you are using v10.x. Rules or sublists doesn't make a difference, except that rules automatically create a directed graph. $\endgroup$
    – Szabolcs
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 6:22
  • $\begingroup$ @Szabolcs Thanks for the clarity. I only have Mathematica version 10. :) $\endgroup$
    – m00nlight
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 8:40

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