Metadata-Version: 1.0
Name: digraphtools
Version: 0.2.1
Summary: Some tools for working with digraphs, partial orders and topological sorting with Python
Home-page: https://github.com/dbasden/python-digraphtools
Author: David Basden
Author-email: davidb-python@rcpt.to
License: UNKNOWN
Description:
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digraphtools
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Some tools for working with directed acyclic graphs, partial orders and
topological sorting with Python
digraphtools was written as a lightweight way of using DAGs and partial
ordering to represent, sort and traverse dependency trees in a lightweight
way.
The code is hosted on github at https://github.com/dbasden/python-digraphtools
Graph Representation
====================
Graphs
------
A graph is represented as a dict which maps a node to a list
nodes connected via the outgoing edges of that node.
e.g.
graph = { 1: [2,3],
2: [3],
3: [] }
is a DAG represented by the edges (1,2) (1,3) (2,3)
where the edge 2tuple is in the form of (from,to)
There are helper methods in deptools to generate graphs from a
list of edges, and vice versa
Binary relations
----------------
If a DAG represents dependencies, e.g. the edge (1,2) is taken
to mean "1 depends on 2", this is backwards from a binary relation.
(1,2) would be the relation 2P1
Topological Sorting
===================
There are two ways of generating linear extensions / topological sorts of
dependencies (i.e. orders items must be processed in to satisfy dependency
requirements):
deptools.dfs_topsort_traversal
------------------------------
deptools.dfs_topsort_traversal will take a graph and iterate over a
single valid topologicaly sorted order
deptools.topsort.vr_topsort
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deptools.topsort.vr_topsort will generate all valid linear extensions /
topological orderings given an initial 'seed' linear extension (such as
the one generated by deptools.dfs_topsort_traversal).
The method does not take the graph format as used by deptools as input,
but it does have a helper method to generate it's input matrix from a
partial order set (which can be generated from a graph using helpers in
deptools).
See the examples in topsort.py and test/test_topsort.py for how to do this.
Authors
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digraphtools was initially written by David Basden
Thanks
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Thanks to Yaakov L. Varol and Doron Rotem for the design of the algorithm
in topsort.py
Platform: any
Classifier: Intended Audience :: Developers
Classifier: Development Status :: 3 - Alpha
Classifier: License :: OSI Approved :: BSD License
Classifier: Operating System :: OS Independent
Classifier: Programming Language :: Python