# simplify

##### Simple graphs

Simple graphs are graphs which do not contain loop and multiple edges.

- Keywords
- graphs

##### Usage

```
simplify(graph, remove.multiple = TRUE, remove.loops = TRUE,
edge.attr.comb = igraph_opt("edge.attr.comb"))
```is_simple(graph)

##### Arguments

- graph
The graph to work on.

- remove.multiple
Logical, whether the multiple edges are to be removed.

- remove.loops
Logical, whether the loop edges are to be removed.

- edge.attr.comb
Specifies what to do with edge attributes, if

`remove.multiple=TRUE`

. In this case many edges might be mapped to a single one in the new graph, and their attributes are combined. Please see`attribute.combination`

for details on this.

##### Details

A loop edge is an edge for which the two endpoints are the same vertex. Two edges are multiple edges if they have exactly the same two endpoints (for directed graphs order does matter). A graph is simple is it does not contain loop edges and multiple edges.

`is_simple`

checks whether a graph is simple.

`simplify`

removes the loop and/or multiple edges from a graph. If
both `remove.loops`

and `remove.multiple`

are `TRUE`

the
function returns a simple graph.

##### Value

A new graph object with the edges deleted.

##### See Also

`which_loop`

, `which_multiple`

and
`count_multiple`

, `delete_edges`

,
`delete_vertices`

##### Examples

```
# NOT RUN {
g <- graph( c(1,2,1,2,3,3) )
is_simple(g)
is_simple(simplify(g, remove.loops=FALSE))
is_simple(simplify(g, remove.multiple=FALSE))
is_simple(simplify(g))
# }
```

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