networkx.generators.line.inverse_line_graph

inverse_line_graph(G)[source]

Returns the inverse line graph of graph G.

If H is a graph, and G is the line graph of H, such that H = L(G). Then H is the inverse line graph of G.

Not all graphs are line graphs and these do not have an inverse line graph. In these cases this generator returns a NetworkXError.

Parameters

G (graph) – A NetworkX Graph

Returns

H – The inverse line graph of G.

Return type

graph

Raises

Notes

This is an implementation of the Roussopoulos algorithm.

If G consists of multiple components, then the algorithm doesn’t work. You should invert every component seperately:

>>> K5 = nx.complete_graph(5)
>>> P4 = nx.Graph([('a', 'b'), ('b', 'c'), ('c', 'd')])
>>> G = nx.union(K5, P4)
>>> root_graphs = []
>>> for comp in nx.connected_components(G):
...     root_graphs.append(nx.inverse_line_graph(G.subgraph(comp)))
>>> len(root_graphs)
2

References

  • Roussopolous, N, “A max {m, n} algorithm for determining the graph H from its line graph G”, Information Processing Letters 2, (1973), 108–112.