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random_layout¶

random_layout(G, dim=2, scale=1.0, center=None)[source]

Position nodes uniformly at random.

For every node, a position is generated by choosing each of dim coordinates uniformly at random on the default interval [0.0, 1.0), or on an interval of length $$scale$$ centered at $$center$$.

NumPy (http://scipy.org) is required for this function.

Parameters: G (NetworkX graph or list of nodes) – A position will be assigned to every node in G. dim (int) – Dimension of layout. scale (float (default 1)) – Scale factor for positions center (array-like (default scale*0.5 in each dim)) – Coordinate around which to center the layout. pos – A dictionary of positions keyed by node dict

Examples

>>> G = nx.lollipop_graph(4, 3)
>>> pos = nx.random_layout(G)