# Number of Vertex (vcount) is one more than the actual

Number of Vertex (vcount) is one more than the actual

I am learning about igraph and get stuck on vcount.

The edgelist in triangle.txt:
1 2
2 3
3 1

``````> g<- read_graph("triangle.txt", format="edgelist")
> g
IGRAPH 35ad1ec D--- 4 3 --
 2->3 3->4 4->2
> vcount(g)
 4
``````

It is clear that the number of vertex is 3 from the edgelist, but why R give the number of vertex is 4.

I did experiment with with two other edgelists, with number of vertex 4 and 34, they gives 5 and 35.

Thank you.

I learned from one posting in the stackoverflow which do import the file first then convert it to a graph, the results are correct .

``````f<-read.table(file="triangle.txt")
> edges<-c()
> for (e in 1:dim(f)){
+ edges<-append(edges,c(f[e,1],f[e,2]))
+ }
> g<-graph(edges,directed = FALSE)
> g
IGRAPH 9b98281 U--- 3 3 --
+ edges from 9b98281:
 1--2 2--3 1--3
> vcount(g)
 3
``````

I did experiment with the two other edgelists and they give the correct answers.

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