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Re: Cycle in Directed Graph

by sk (Curate)
on Sep 21, 2005 at 01:22 UTC ( #493637=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Cycle in Directed Graph

How about Graph?

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has_a_cycle $g->has_a_cycle Returns true if the graph has a cycle, false if not. find_a_cycle $g->find_a_cycle Returns a cycle if the graph has one (as a list of vertices), an e +mpty list if no cycle can be found. Note that this just returns the vertices of a cycle: not any parti +cular cycle, just the first one it finds. A repeated call might find +the same cycle, or it might find a different one, and you cannot call + this repeatedly to find all the cycles.

Update: I am looking for cycles in this graph

      I hope you are not trying to find out "all" cycles in the graph which is NP-complete.

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Re^2: Cycle in Directed Graph
by cbrandtbuffalo (Deacon) on Sep 21, 2005 at 17:56 UTC
    In my experience with the Graph module in one script, the first cycle it found was always the same one. It was correct, but I couldn't get it to find other cycles unless I removed that one. If you just want one cycle, you should be OK.

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