ivs

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Independent vertex sets

A vertex set is called independent if there no edges between any two vertices in it. These functions find independent vertex sets in undirected graphs

Keywords
graphs
Usage
ivs(graph, min = NULL, max = NULL)
Arguments
graph

The input graph, directed graphs are considered as undirected, loop edges and multiple edges are ignored.

min

Numeric constant, limit for the minimum size of the independent vertex sets to find. NULL means no limit.

max

Numeric constant, limit for the maximum size of the independent vertex sets to find. NULL means no limit.

Details

ivs finds all independent vertex sets in the network, obeying the size limitations given in the min and max arguments.

largest_ivs finds the largest independent vertex sets in the graph. An independent vertex set is largest if there is no independent vertex set with more vertices.

maximal_ivs finds the maximal independent vertex sets in the graph. An independent vertex set is maximal if it cannot be extended to a larger independent vertex set. The largest independent vertex sets are maximal, but the opposite is not always true.

independece.number calculate the size of the largest independent vertex set(s).

These functions use the algorithm described by Tsukiyama et al., see reference below.

Value

ivs, largest_ivs and maximal_ivs return a list containing numeric vertex ids, each list element is an independent vertex set.

ivs_size returns an integer constant.

References

S. Tsukiyama, M. Ide, H. Ariyoshi and I. Shirawaka. A new algorithm for generating all the maximal independent sets. SIAM J Computing, 6:505--517, 1977.

See Also

cliques

Aliases
  • independence.number
  • independent.vertex.sets
  • ivs
  • ivs_size
  • largest.independent.vertex.sets
  • largest_ivs
  • maximal.independent.vertex.sets
  • maximal_ivs
Examples
# NOT RUN {
# Do not run, takes a couple of seconds
# }
# NOT RUN {
# A quite dense graph
set.seed(42)
g <- sample_gnp(100, 0.9)
ivs_size(g)
ivs(g, min=ivs_size(g))
largest_ivs(g)
# Empty graph
induced_subgraph(g, largest_ivs(g)[[1]])

length(maximal_ivs(g))
# }
Documentation reproduced from package igraph, version 1.0.1, License: GPL (>= 2)

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