networkx.generators.small.cubical_graph

cubical_graph(create_using=None)[source]

Returns the 3-regular Platonic Cubical Graph

The skeleton of the cube (the nodes and edges) form a graph, with 8 nodes, and 12 edges. It is a special case of the hypercube graph. It is one of 5 Platonic graphs, each a skeleton of its Platonic solid [1]. Such graphs arise in parallel processing in computers.

Parameters
create_usingNetworkX graph constructor, optional (default=nx.Graph)

Graph type to create. If graph instance, then cleared before populated.

Returns
Gnetworkx Graph

A cubical graph with 8 nodes and 12 edges

References

1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cube#Cubical_graph