tehwalrus - 2 months ago 8

Python Question

What I'm looking for here may well be a built-in function in

`networkx`

Given a graph

`G`

`i`

`P`

`i`

`i`

`P`

My draft implementation for this is:

`import networkx as nx`

N = 30

G = nx.Graph()

# populate the graph...

G.add_cycle(range(N))

# the starting node:

i = 15

# the 'distance' limit:

P = 4

neighborhood = [i]

new_neighbors = [i]

depth = 0

while depth < P:

new_neighbors = list(set(sum([

[k for k in G[j].keys() if k not in neighborhood]

for j in new_neighbors], [])))

neighborhood.extend(new_neighbors)

depth += 1

Gneighbors = G.subgraph(neighborhood)

This code works, by the way, so I don't need help with the implementation. I would simply like to know if this has a name, and whether it is provided by the

`networkx`

It is very useful when your code is crashing and you want to see why - you can render just the "locality/region" of the graph near the problem node.

Answer

Use `single_source_shortest_path`

or `single_source_shortest_path_length`

with a cutoff of `p`

Something like:

```
nx.single_source_shortest_path_length(G ,source=i, cutoff=p)
```