Remove multiple nodes.

nodesiterable container

A container of nodes (list, dict, set, etc.). If a node in the container is not in the graph it is silently ignored.

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When removing nodes from an iterator over the graph you are changing, a RuntimeError will be raised with message: RuntimeError: dictionary changed size during iteration. This happens when the graph’s underlying dictionary is modified during iteration. To avoid this error, evaluate the iterator into a separate object, e.g. by using list(iterator_of_nodes), and pass this object to G.remove_nodes_from.


>>> G = nx.path_graph(3)  # or DiGraph, MultiGraph, MultiDiGraph, etc
>>> e = list(G.nodes)
>>> e
[0, 1, 2]
>>> G.remove_nodes_from(e)
>>> list(G.nodes)

Evaluate an iterator over a graph if using it to modify the same graph

>>> G = nx.Graph([(0, 1), (1, 2), (3, 4)])
>>> # this command will fail, as the graph's dict is modified during iteration
>>> # G.remove_nodes_from(n for n in G.nodes if n < 2)
>>> # this command will work, since the dictionary underlying graph is not modified
>>> G.remove_nodes_from(list(n for n in G.nodes if n < 2))