mlr3misc (version 0.1.0)

topo_sort: Topological Sorting of Dependency Graphs

Description

Topologically sort a graph, where we are passed node labels and a list of direct parents for each node, as labels, too. A node can be 'processed' if all its parents have been 'processed', and hence occur at previous indices in the resulting sorting. Returns a table, in topological row order for IDs, and an entry depth, which encodes the topological layer, starting at 0. So nodes with depth == 0 are the ones with no dependencies, and the one with maximal depth are the ones on which nothing else depends on.

Usage

topo_sort(nodes)

Arguments

nodes

:: data.table::data.table() Has 2 columns:

  • id of type character, contains all node labels.

  • parents of type list of character, contains all direct parents label of id.

Value

(data.table::data.table()) with columns id, depth, sorted topologically for IDs.

Examples

# NOT RUN {
nodes = rowwise_table(
  ~id, ~parents,
  "a", "b",
  "b", "c",
  "c", character()
)
topo_sort(nodes)
# }