connected_components

connected_components(G)[source]

Generate connected components.

Parameters:G (NetworkX graph) – An undirected graph
Returns:comp – A generator of sets of nodes, one for each component of G.
Return type:generator of sets

Examples

Generate a sorted list of connected components, largest first.

>>> G = nx.path_graph(4)
>>> G.add_path([10, 11, 12])
>>> [len(c) for c in sorted(nx.connected_components(G), key=len, reverse=True)]
[4, 3]

If you only want the largest connected component, it’s more efficient to use max instead of sort.

>>> largest_cc = max(nx.connected_components(G), key=len)

See also

strongly_connected_components()

Notes

For undirected graphs only.