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Return a directed copy of the graph.

Returns :

G : DiGraph

A deepcopy of the graph.


This returns a “deepcopy” of the edge, node, and graph attributes which attempts to completely copy all of the data and references.

This is in contrast to the similar D=DiGraph(G) which returns a shallow copy of the data.

See the Python copy module for more information on shallow and deep copies, http://docs.python.org/library/copy.html.


>>> G = nx.Graph()   # or MultiGraph, etc
>>> G.add_path([0,1])
>>> H = G.to_directed()
>>> H.edges()
[(0, 1), (1, 0)]

If already directed, return a (deep) copy

>>> G = nx.DiGraph()   # or MultiDiGraph, etc
>>> G.add_path([0,1])
>>> H = G.to_directed()
>>> H.edges()
[(0, 1)]