networkx.algorithms.graphical.is_valid_degree_sequence_havel_hakimi

is_valid_degree_sequence_havel_hakimi(deg_sequence)[source]

Returns True if deg_sequence can be realized by a simple graph.

The validation proceeds using the Havel-Hakimi theorem [havel1955], [hakimi1962], [CL1996]. Worst-case run time is \(O(s)\) where \(s\) is the sum of the sequence.

Parameters
deg_sequencelist

A list of integers where each element specifies the degree of a node in a graph.

Returns
validbool

True if deg_sequence is graphical and False if not.

Notes

The ZZ condition says that for the sequence d if

\[|d| >= \frac{(\max(d) + \min(d) + 1)^2}{4*\min(d)}\]

then d is graphical. This was shown in Theorem 6 in [1].

References

1

I.E. Zverovich and V.E. Zverovich. “Contributions to the theory of graphic sequences”, Discrete Mathematics, 105, pp. 292-303 (1992).

havel1955

Havel, V. “A Remark on the Existence of Finite Graphs” Casopis Pest. Mat. 80, 477-480, 1955.

hakimi1962

Hakimi, S. “On the Realizability of a Set of Integers as Degrees of the Vertices of a Graph.” SIAM J. Appl. Math. 10, 496-506, 1962.

CL1996

G. Chartrand and L. Lesniak, “Graphs and Digraphs”, Chapman and Hall/CRC, 1996.