BiMat is a MATLAB library whose main function is the analysis of modularity and nestedness in bipartite ecological networks. Its main features are:

  • Modularity and nestedness calculation.
  • Diversity calculation using Shannon and Simpson's indexes.
  • Different null models for the creation of random bipartite networks.
  • Statistics of the network.
  • Internal statistics of the modules (multi-scale analysis).
  • Group statistical analysis (analysis of many networks).
  • Parallel processing for improving the speed during a statistical analysis.
  • Plotting in matrix or graph layouts.


This project has been developed and contributed by:

For a Python version that contains some of the BiMat features you may want to check:

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You can help this project either by reporting issues on github or by directly contributing with new modules (feel free to contact any of the authors if you are interested).