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Bug introduced in 8.0 and persisting through 12.0


How can I remove EdgeWeights from a Graph without affecting any other properties of the graph?

Let's construct a graph with weights:

g = RandomGraph[{10, 20}, EdgeWeight -> ConstantArray[1, 20]]

Based on the documentation I would expect the following to return Automatic (the same thing it returns for a graph that has no edge weights):

PropertyValue[RemoveProperty[g, EdgeWeight], EdgeWeight]

(* ==> {1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1} *)

However, it returns the weights that were originally set.

The following seems to work, but it removes other properties as well

PropertyValue[RemoveProperty[g], EdgeWeight]

(* ==> Automatic *)

Extracting the edges and vertices, then re-building the graph will discard other properties as well. Graph objects are atomic, and they don't have a Mathematica-expression form, so trying to modify them at the expression level is not a possibility either.

How can one then remove EdgeWeights from a Graph without modifying any other properties of the Graph?

Update: It turns out WeightedGraphQ@RemoveProperty[g] still returns True. So even though the weight values are removed, the system still considers the graph to be weighted.

How can I remove EdgeWeights from a Graph without affecting any other properties of the graph?

Let's construct a graph with weights:

g = RandomGraph[{10, 20}, EdgeWeight -> ConstantArray[1, 20]]

Based on the documentation I would expect the following to return Automatic (the same thing it returns for a graph that has no edge weights):

PropertyValue[RemoveProperty[g, EdgeWeight], EdgeWeight]

(* ==> {1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1} *)

However, it returns the weights that were originally set.

The following seems to work, but it removes other properties as well

PropertyValue[RemoveProperty[g], EdgeWeight]

(* ==> Automatic *)

Extracting the edges and vertices, then re-building the graph will discard other properties as well. Graph objects are atomic, and they don't have a Mathematica-expression form, so trying to modify them at the expression level is not a possibility either.

How can one then remove EdgeWeights from a Graph without modifying any other properties of the Graph?

Update: It turns out WeightedGraphQ@RemoveProperty[g] still returns True. So even though the weight values are removed, the system still considers the graph to be weighted.

Bug introduced in 8.0 and persisting through 12.0


How can I remove EdgeWeights from a Graph without affecting any other properties of the graph?

Let's construct a graph with weights:

g = RandomGraph[{10, 20}, EdgeWeight -> ConstantArray[1, 20]]

Based on the documentation I would expect the following to return Automatic (the same thing it returns for a graph that has no edge weights):

PropertyValue[RemoveProperty[g, EdgeWeight], EdgeWeight]

(* ==> {1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1} *)

However, it returns the weights that were originally set.

The following seems to work, but it removes other properties as well

PropertyValue[RemoveProperty[g], EdgeWeight]

(* ==> Automatic *)

Extracting the edges and vertices, then re-building the graph will discard other properties as well. Graph objects are atomic, and they don't have a Mathematica-expression form, so trying to modify them at the expression level is not a possibility either.

How can one then remove EdgeWeights from a Graph without modifying any other properties of the Graph?

Update: It turns out WeightedGraphQ@RemoveProperty[g] still returns True. So even though the weight values are removed, the system still considers the graph to be weighted.

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Removing edge weights from a Graph

How can I remove EdgeWeights from a Graph without affecting any other properties of the graph?

Let's construct a graph with weights:

g = RandomGraph[{10, 20}, EdgeWeight -> ConstantArray[1, 20]]

Based on the documentation I would expect the following to return Automatic (the same thing it returns for a graph that has no edge weights):

PropertyValue[RemoveProperty[g, EdgeWeight], EdgeWeight]

(* ==> {1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1} *)

However, it returns the weights that were originally set.

The following seems to work, but it removes other properties as well

PropertyValue[RemoveProperty[g], EdgeWeight]

(* ==> Automatic *)

Extracting the edges and vertices, then re-building the graph will discard other properties as well. Graph objects are atomic, and they don't have a Mathematica-expression form, so trying to modify them at the expression level is not a possibility either.

How can one then remove EdgeWeights from a Graph without modifying any other properties of the Graph?

Update: It turns out WeightedGraphQ@RemoveProperty[g] still returns True. So even though the weight values are removed, the system still considers the graph to be weighted.