# igraph-minus

From igraph v1.0.0
by Gabor Csardi

##### Delete vertices or edges from a graph

Delete vertices or edges from a graph

##### Usage

```
## S3 method for class 'igraph':
-(e1, e2)
```

##### Arguments

- e1
- Left argument, see details below.
- e2
- Right argument, see details below.

##### Details

The minus operator (`-`

- If it is an igraph graph object, then the difference of the
two graphs is calculated, see
`difference`

. - If it is a numeric or character vector, then it is interpreted as a vector of vertex ids and the specified vertices will be deleted from the graph. Example:g <- make_ring(10) V(g)$name <- letters[1:10] g <- g - c("a", "b")
- If
`e2`

is a vertex sequence (e.g. created by the`V`

function), then these vertices will be deleted from the graph. - If it is an edge sequence (e.g. created by the
`E`

function), then these edges will be deleted from the graph. - If it is an object created with the
`vertex`

(or the`vertices`

) function, then all arguments of`vertices`

are concatenated and the result is interpreted as a vector of vertex ids. These vertices will be removed from the graph. - If it is an object created with the
`edge`

(or the`edges`

) function, then all arguments of`edges`

are concatenated and then interpreted as edges to be removed from the graph. Example:g <- make_ring(10) V(g)$name <- letters[1:10] E(g)$name <- LETTERS[1:10] g <- g - edge("e|f") g <- g - edge("H") - If it is an object created with the
`path`

function, then all`path`

arguments are concatenated and then interpreted as a path along which edges will be removed from the graph. Example:g <- make_ring(10) V(g)$name <- letters[1:10] g <- g - path("a", "b", "c", "d")

##### Value

- An igraph graph.

##### See Also

Other functions for manipulating graph structure: `+.igraph`

;
`add.edges`

, `add_edges`

;
`add.vertices`

, `add_vertices`

;
`delete.edges`

, `delete_edges`

;
`delete.vertices`

,
`delete_vertices`

; `edge`

,
`edges`

; `path`

;
`vertex`

, `vertices`

*Documentation reproduced from package igraph, version 1.0.0, License: GPL (>= 2)*

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