networkx.algorithms.clique.graph_number_of_cliques

graph_number_of_cliques(G, cliques=None)[source]

Returns the number of maximal cliques in the graph.

Parameters
GNetworkX graph

An undirected graph.

cliqueslist

A list of cliques, each of which is itself a list of nodes. If not specified, the list of all cliques will be computed, as by find_cliques().

Returns
int

The number of maximal cliques in G.

Notes

You should provide cliques if you have already computed the list of maximal cliques, in order to avoid an exponential time search for maximal cliques.