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difference(G, H)[source]

Returns a new graph that contains the edges that exist in G but not in H.

The node sets of H and G must be the same.

Parameters:G,H (graph) – A NetworkX graph. G and H must have the same node sets.
Return type:A new graph with the same type as G.


Attributes from the graph, nodes, and edges are not copied to the new graph. If you want a new graph of the difference of G and H with with the attributes (including edge data) from G use remove_nodes_from() as follows:

>>> G = nx.path_graph(3)
>>> H = nx.path_graph(5)
>>> R = G.copy()
>>> R.remove_nodes_from(n for n in G if n in H)