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dijkstra_path(G, source, target, weight='weight')[source]

Returns the shortest path from source to target in a weighted graph G.

Parameters :

G : NetworkX graph

source : node

Starting node

target : node

Ending node

weight: string, optional (default=’weight’)

Edge data key corresponding to the edge weight

Returns :

path : list

List of nodes in a shortest path.

Raises :


If no path exists between source and target.


Edge weight attributes must be numerical. Distances are calculated as sums of weighted edges traversed.


>>> G=nx.path_graph(5)
>>> print(nx.dijkstra_path(G,0,4))
[0, 1, 2, 3, 4]