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# astar_path¶

astar_path(G, source, target, heuristic=None, weight='weight')[source]

Return a list of nodes in a shortest path between source and target using the A* (“A-star”) algorithm.

There may be more than one shortest path. This returns only one.

Parameters: G (NetworkX graph) – source (node) – Starting node for path target (node) – Ending node for path heuristic (function) – A function to evaluate the estimate of the distance from the a node to the target. The function takes two nodes arguments and must return a number. weight (string, optional (default=’weight’)) – Edge data key corresponding to the edge weight. NetworkXNoPath – If no path exists between source and target.

Examples

>>> G=nx.path_graph(5)
>>> print(nx.astar_path(G,0,4))
[0, 1, 2, 3, 4]
>>> G=nx.grid_graph(dim=[3,3])  # nodes are two-tuples (x,y)
>>> def dist(a, b):
...    (x1, y1) = a
...    (x2, y2) = b
...    return ((x1 - x2) ** 2 + (y1 - y2) ** 2) ** 0.5
>>> print(nx.astar_path(G,(0,0),(2,2),dist))
[(0, 0), (0, 1), (1, 1), (1, 2), (2, 2)]


shortest_path(), dijkstra_path()