networkx.generators.trees.random_tree¶

random_tree
(n, seed=None)[source]¶ Returns a uniformly random tree on
n
nodes. Parameters
n (int) – A positive integer representing the number of nodes in the tree.
seed (integer, random_state, or None (default)) – Indicator of random number generation state. See Randomness.
 Returns
A tree, given as an undirected graph, whose nodes are numbers in the set {0, …, n  1}.
 Return type
NetworkX graph
 Raises
NetworkXPointlessConcept – If
n
is zero (because the null graph is not a tree).
Notes
The current implementation of this function generates a uniformly random Prüfer sequence then converts that to a tree via the
from_prufer_sequence()
function. Since there is a bijection between Prüfer sequences of length n  2 and trees on n nodes, the tree is chosen uniformly at random from the set of all trees on n nodes.