Note

This documents the development version of NetworkX. Documentation for the current release can be found here.

networkx.generators.community.caveman_graph

caveman_graph(l, k)[source]

Returns a caveman graph of l cliques of size k.

Parameters
  • l (int) – Number of cliques

  • k (int) – Size of cliques

Returns

G – caveman graph

Return type

NetworkX Graph

Notes

This returns an undirected graph, it can be converted to a directed graph using nx.to_directed(), or a multigraph using nx.MultiGraph(nx.caveman_graph(l, k)). Only the undirected version is described in 1 and it is unclear which of the directed generalizations is most useful.

Examples

>>> G = nx.caveman_graph(3, 3)

References

1

Watts, D. J. ‘Networks, Dynamics, and the Small-World Phenomenon.’ Amer. J. Soc. 105, 493-527, 1999.