Returns a connected caveman graph of
lcliques of size
The connected caveman graph is formed by creating
ncliques of size
k, then a single edge in each clique is rewired to a node in an adjacent clique.
l (int) – number of cliques
k (int) – size of cliques (k at least 2 or NetworkXError is raised)
G – connected caveman graph
- Return type
NetworkXError – If the size of cliques
kis smaller than 2.
This returns an undirected graph, it can be converted to a directed graph using
nx.to_directed(), or a multigraph using
nx.MultiGraph(nx.caveman_graph(l, k)). Only the undirected version is described in 1 and it is unclear which of the directed generalizations is most useful.
>>> G = nx.connected_caveman_graph(3, 3)
Watts, D. J. ‘Networks, Dynamics, and the Small-World Phenomenon.’ Amer. J. Soc. 105, 493-527, 1999.