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LCF_graph(n, shift_list, repeats, create_using=None)[source]

Return the cubic graph specified in LCF notation.

LCF notation (LCF=Lederberg-Coxeter-Fruchte) is a compressed notation used in the generation of various cubic Hamiltonian graphs of high symmetry. See, for example, dodecahedral_graph, desargues_graph, heawood_graph and pappus_graph below.

n (number of nodes)
The starting graph is the n-cycle with nodes 0,...,n-1. (The null graph is returned if n < 0.)

shift_list = [s1,s2,..,sk], a list of integer shifts mod n,

integer specifying the number of times that shifts in shift_list are successively applied to each v_current in the n-cycle to generate an edge between v_current and v_current+shift mod n.

For v1 cycling through the n-cycle a total of k*repeats with shift cycling through shiftlist repeats times connect v1 with v1+shift mod n

The utility graph K_{3,3}

>>> G=nx.LCF_graph(6,[3,-3],3)

The Heawood graph

>>> G=nx.LCF_graph(14,[5,-5],7)

See http://mathworld.wolfram.com/LCFNotation.html for a description and references.