Questions about handling graphs in Mathematica, graph theory, graph visualization, GraphPlot, the built-in Graph type and the Combinatorica` package.

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How can I use Mathematica's graph functions to cheat at Boggle?

Boggle is a word game played with 16 dice and a 4x4 tray. This question is inspired by a Stack Overflow question about Boggle that I decided to solve using Mathematica. In addition to Mathematica, I ...
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Automatically generating a dependency graph of an arbitrary Mathematica function?

Has anyone written a function to pull the function dependencies of a function? That is, it would be nice to have a function that returns a list of function dependencies as a set of rules, terminating ...
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Generating graphs interactively (GUI)

I want to create graphs interactively using a GUI. I thought of using a ClickPane[] environment. The code I have (in part borrowed from the Documentation) works ...
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How can I conveniently call igraph through RLink?

Mathematica has lots of functions for working with graphs, but this functionality is not yet as mature as the igraph library. It is useful to have access to igraph from Mathematica, both for ...
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How can I remove B -> A from a list if A -> B is in the list?

I have a list of transformations like this: list = {"A" -> "B", "B" -> "A", "C" -> "D"} As this is used to plot an undirected graph with ...
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Can TreeForm be displayed “sideways”?

One recurrent problem I'm having with displays generated with TreeForm is that the expressions to be so displayed often at least one level with many (> 20) nodes ...
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How to speed up Minimum Spanning Tree algorithm?

How to speed up MST algorithm? I work with graphs and I have adopted Prim's algorithm for my needs, from here. The graphs which I use are very dense (number of vertexes: $V=500$ and every vertex is ...
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How to play with Facebook data inside Mathematica?

I saw this post from Wolfram here and I would like to know how to import facebook data into Mathematica.
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Cycles of length N in a graph

If I have an undirected graph represented with an adjacency matrix, how can I find all the subgraphs which are a cycle of length N? I don't really know the math nor the programming language well, so ...
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Solving the Travelling Salesman Problem

I've been trying to find some kind of mathematical computer software to solve the Travelling Salesman Problem. The Excel Solver is able to do it, but I've noticed there is a built-in function in ...
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How to find all graph isomorphisms in FindGraphIsomorphism

I found the second definition of the function FindGraphIsomorphism not working. Here's the definition Mathematica 8 gives: ...
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Graph from binary matrix (not adjacency) respecting the original matrix positions

I have a binary matrix. My objective is to connect every close (without "jump") elements with value equal to 1, but I must keep the point positions, just like it's shown at the image. Can somebody ...
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Transform an expression into a graph that can be plotted with TreeGraph (not TreeForm)

I would like to plot an expression (like TreeForm does), but using the new TreeGraph functionality. ...
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Simple algorithm to find cycles in edge list

I have the edge list of an undirected graph which consists of disjoint "cycles" only. Example: {{1, 2}, {2, 3}, {3, 4}, {4, 1}, {5, 6}, {6, 7}, {7, 5}} Each ...
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How to plot planar graphs as such?

A planar graph is a graph that can be drawn in the plane such that no two edges cross. For example, the graph ...
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How can I replace bi-directional DirectedEdge pairs in a Graph with a single UndirectedEdge?

The Cayley graphs produced by Mathematica 8.0's CayleyGraph function represent actions that are their own inverses in an unconventional way: rather than using a ...
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Finding elementary cycles of (directed) graphs

I need to enumerate all the simple cycles (i.e. elementary cycles where no vertex is repeated other than the starting) of a graph which has both directed and undirected edges, where we can treat the ...
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Cases[data,Colon[key,_]] vs. Cases[data,key:_] toward XPath, XQuery

Exploring methods to index and search tree-structured key:value pairs via named-entity index (key paths) as opposed to Position-based indexing. Using Rule as ...
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Preserving labels when using graph functions

I am finding that some functions that accept a graph and return a transformed graph lose all the vertex and edge labels of the graph being transformed. For example, when I define a graph like this: ...
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Is there something wrong with VertexConnectivity

Note: this is fixed in version 10. As I noticed in the documentation VertexConnectivity is defined as the following The vertex connectivity of a graph $g$ is ...
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How to convert a sparsearray to a graph?

s = Import["hello.mat"]; t = GraphEmbedding[Graph[s[[1]]], "GridEmbedding"]; I get the following error: GraphEmbedding::graph: A graph object is expected ...
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Custom arrow shaft

Inspired by Sjoerd C. de Vries' nice answer to this question, and the desire to pimp a Graph I did with Mathematica recently I would like to know if there are ways to customize the arrow's shaft ...
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Finding all simple paths between two vertices in a graph

There are built-in methods to find a shortest path between two vertices in a graph, and the question on finding all shortest paths between two vertices has gathered quite a bit of attention. A path ...
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Finding the likeliest path in a Markov process

With Mathematica 9, we have the addition of various processes, among which the discrete Markov process. Given a transition probability matrix m, such a process is ...
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Finding all shortest paths between two vertices

The built-in FindShortestPath and GraphDistance functions find the shortest path between two particular vertices in a graph. I ...
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Graph layout on a grid

Is it possible for Mathematica to layout a graph so that the connections lie on a grid? Furthermore, for graphs with multiple edges per vertex, is it possible to specify the location on the vertex ...
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How to get graph layout that reflects edge weights?

My heart soared to discover that Mathematica 8 offers support for specifying a weighted adjacency matrix in WeightedAdjacencyGraph. But it seems that, regardless of the weights between edges, the ...
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How to generate random directed acyclic graphs?

How to programmatically build random directed acyclic graphs (DAG)? I know about the AcyclicGraphQ predicate and the ...
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Drawing a graph with specified edge lengths

I was wondering if it was possible to ask Mathematica to draw a graph provided some set of vertices: $(v_1, ..., v_N) \in V$ connected by $M$ edges $(e_1, ..., e_M) \in E$, where the length of each ...
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Mathematica Package for Bayesian Networks

Are there any packages that allow the simulation of Bayesian Networks with Mathematica? I found what seemed to be a promising package (Dynamics) on a Brown University URL, ...
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Finding face vertices from the face adjacency graph

I have a question about face adjacency graphs. Suppose that I have an adjacency matrix ...
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Ordering vertices in GraphPlot

I'm new here, so forgive me if this question is not well-posed/duplicates an earlier question - although I've searched for similar questions without success. I'm trying to present a plot of ...
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Centrality measures for single nodes

I am producing a graph, generated by a list of adjacent nodes. (The list looks like {1 ->583, 1->2977, 2->14, 4->1293, 5->221, ...}. Each node of my ...
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random geometric graph generation problem

I'm new to Mathematica. I'm trying to generate a random geometric graph in which to have a secure link between any two arbitrary nodes they should share a common key in their key rings (have assigned ...
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Reflecting the Polya-Aeppli distribution

How would I go about reflecting the Polya-Aeppli distribution in Mathematica about a y-axis (switching left and right) while keeping the command. The distribution will not allow negative parameters ...
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Drawing pairs (planar graph, circle packing)

Circle packing theorem states: For every connected simple planar graph G there is a circle packing in the plane whose intersection graph is (isomorphic to) G. How to use Mathematica to draw examples ...
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Determining all possible traversals of a tree

I have a list: B={423, {{53, {39, 65, 423}}, {66, {67, 81, 423}}, {424, {25, 40, 423}}}}; This list can be visualized as a tree using ...
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Strategies for solving problems involving searches

As an example of a search-oriented problem, consider finding all constrained $n$-colorings of a graph. An "$n$-coloring" associates one of $n \ge 1$ colors to each vertex in such a way that no edge ...
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How to find all vertices reachable from a start vertex following directed edges?

How to find all vertices reachable from a given start vertex following directed edges, in a cyclic directed graph given as ...
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Finding a “not-shortest” path between two vertices

In designing a routine for making a simple three dimensional (5x5x5) labyrinth, I realized that my solutions (a solution is a labyrinth includes a single path from {1, 1, 1} to {5, 5, 5} in a 5 x5x5 ...
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Graph vs GraphPlot

What is the difference (in purpose) between Graph and GraphPlot? Which function is bested suited to which tasks? Background: I ...
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Creating a graph with variable size of vertices and variable thickness of edges

I'm trying to create a graph to represent transitions between different states of a system. I would like to represent the time the systems spent in a state with the size of the vertex and the ...
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How to plot layered graphs?

Given a directed acyclic graph, there is always a possibility to plot the graph as layers, where nodes always send edges into one direction (usually down), to successive layers, and never backwards. ...
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Nested list to graph

The following nested list can be regarded as a representation of a (tree) graph: ...
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Travelling salesman with start and end points for 30 points

I am doing a route optimisation for delivery vehicles and failing dismally. Please see problem statement below. My current solution uses FindShortestTour, but this does not have defined start and end ...
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Listing subgraphs of G isomorphic to SubG

If I have an undirected graph G, how could I write a function in Mathematica to obtain a list of subgraphs of G that are isomorphic to some other undirected graph SubG? I'd like to learn how to ...
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How to add new nodes to an existing graph with fixed (coordinates) nodes?

I'm ultimately trying to create a directed graph with some of the nodes in fixed positions and the other nodes placed around them in "acceptable" positions. It's better if I ask the question by ...
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Is it possible to export a graph as graphic to Excel?

It is straightforward to export lists to Excel with Export. Can I export a graphic image, too? This does not work: ...
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Minimum spanning Tree from a weighted adjacency graph

Note: Cross-posted at http://community.wolfram.com/groups/-/m/t/137658?p_p_auth=8QnKtT9I I have a really big graph, 40x40. Here is my code ...