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Remove all edges specified in ebunch.

Parameters :

ebunch: list or container of edge tuples

Each edge given in the list or container will be removed from the graph. The edges can be:

  • 2-tuples (u,v) All edges between u and v are removed.
  • 3-tuples (u,v,key) The edge identified by key is removed.
  • 4-tuples (u,v,key,data) where data is ignored.

See also

remove a single edge


Will fail silently if an edge in ebunch is not in the graph.


>>> G = nx.MultiGraph() # or MultiDiGraph
>>> G.add_path([0,1,2,3])
>>> ebunch=[(1,2),(2,3)]
>>> G.remove_edges_from(ebunch)

Removing multiple copies of edges

>>> G = nx.MultiGraph()
>>> G.add_edges_from([(1,2),(1,2),(1,2)])
>>> G.remove_edges_from([(1,2),(1,2)])
>>> G.edges()
[(1, 2)]
>>> G.remove_edges_from([(1,2),(1,2)]) # silently ignore extra copy
>>> G.edges() # now empty graph