Note

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networkx.generators.harary_graph.hnm_harary_graph

hnm_harary_graph(n, m, create_using=None)[source]

Returns the Harary graph with given numbers of nodes and edges.

The Harary graph \(H_{n,m}\) is the graph that maximizes node connectivity with \(n\) nodes and \(m\) edges.

This maximum node connectivity is known to be floor(\(2m/n\)). 1

Parameters
  • n (integer) – The number of nodes the generated graph is to contain

  • m (integer) – The number of edges the generated graph is to contain

  • create_using (NetworkX graph constructor, optional Graph type) – to create (default=nx.Graph). If graph instance, then cleared before populated.

Returns

The Harary graph \(H_{n,m}\).

Return type

NetworkX graph

Notes

This algorithm runs in \(O(m)\) time. It is implemented by following the Reference 2.

References

1

F. T. Boesch, A. Satyanarayana, and C. L. Suffel, “A Survey of Some Network Reliability Analysis and Synthesis Results,” Networks, pp. 99-107, 2009.

2

Harary, F. “The Maximum Connectivity of a Graph.” Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 48, 1142-1146, 1962.