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# clique_removal¶

clique_removal(G)[source]

Repeatedly remove cliques from the graph.

Results in a $$O(|V|/(\log |V|)^2)$$ approximation of maximum clique & independent set. Returns the largest independent set found, along with found maximal cliques.

Parameters : G : NetworkX graph Undirected graph max_ind_cliques : (set, list) tuple Maximal independent set and list of maximal cliques (sets) in the graph.

References

 [R138] Boppana, R., & Halldórsson, M. M. (1992). Approximating maximum independent sets by excluding subgraphs. BIT Numerical Mathematics, 32(2), 180–196. Springer.