fiedler_vector(G, weight='weight', normalized=False, tol=1e-08, method='tracemin_pcg', seed=None)¶
Returns the Fiedler vector of a connected undirected graph.
The Fiedler vector of a connected undirected graph is the eigenvector corresponding to the second smallest eigenvalue of the Laplacian matrix of of the graph.
G (NetworkX graph) – An undirected graph.
weight (object, optional (default: None)) – The data key used to determine the weight of each edge. If None, then each edge has unit weight.
normalized (bool, optional (default: False)) – Whether the normalized Laplacian matrix is used.
tol (float, optional (default: 1e-8)) – Tolerance of relative residual in eigenvalue computation.
method (string, optional (default: ‘tracemin_pcg’)) – Method of eigenvalue computation. It must be one of the tracemin options shown below (TraceMIN), ‘lanczos’ (Lanczos iteration) or ‘lobpcg’ (LOBPCG).
The TraceMIN algorithm uses a linear system solver. The following values allow specifying the solver to be used.
Preconditioned conjugate gradient method
seed (integer, random_state, or None (default)) – Indicator of random number generation state. See Randomness.
fiedler_vector – Fiedler vector.
- Return type
NumPy array of floats.
Edge weights are interpreted by their absolute values. For MultiGraph’s, weights of parallel edges are summed. Zero-weighted edges are ignored.
To use Cholesky factorization in the TraceMIN algorithm, the
scikits.sparsepackage must be installed.