MCF: A tool to find multi-scale community profiles in biological networks Academic Article uri icon

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  • Recent developments of complex graph clustering methods have implicated the practical applications with biological networks in different settings. Multi-scale Community Finder (MCF) is a tool to profile network communities (i.e., clusters of nodes) with the control of community sizes. The controlling parameter is referred to as the scale of the network community profile. MCF is able to find communities in all major types of networks including directed, signed, bipartite, and multi-slice networks. The fast computation promotes the practicability of the tool for large-scaled analysis (e.g., protein-protein interaction and gene co-expression networks). MCF is distributed as an open-source C++ package for academic use with both command line and user interface options, and can be downloaded at Detailed user manual and sample data sets are also available at the project website.


  • Gao, Shang
  • Chen, Alan
  • Rahmani, Ali
  • Jarada, Tamer
  • Alhajj, Reda
  • Demetrick, Doug
  • Zeng, Jia

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  • December 2013