NativeGraph Project

Learn how to build a NativeGraph project to manage graphs natively with Elixir.

To support working with the libgraph package, we’ll create the NativeGraph project, which will provide us with an environment for running a dedicated graph store.

Why libgraph?

The libgraph project page provides a rationale for why this package was developed. Basically, it addresses a number of shortcomings in the Erlang module digraph, both in regards to performance and extensibility. And moreover, it provides an idiomatic Elixir API for manipulating graphs, which allows functions to be pipelined by passing along a Graph struct as their first parameter.

Create the project

Let’s cd down into the apps directory of our ExGraphsBook project and create a new project, NativeGraph, using the following command:

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