networkx.drawing.layout.shell_layout

shell_layout(G, nlist=None, rotate=None, scale=1, center=None, dim=2)[source]

Position nodes in concentric circles.

Parameters
GNetworkX graph or list of nodes

A position will be assigned to every node in G.

nlistlist of lists

List of node lists for each shell.

rotateangle in radians (default=pi/len(nlist))

Angle by which to rotate the starting position of each shell relative to the starting position of the previous shell. To recreate behavior before v2.5 use rotate=0.

scalenumber (default: 1)

Scale factor for positions.

centerarray-like or None

Coordinate pair around which to center the layout.

dimint

Dimension of layout, currently only dim=2 is supported. Other dimension values result in a ValueError.

Returns
posdict

A dictionary of positions keyed by node

Raises
ValueError

If dim != 2

Notes

This algorithm currently only works in two dimensions and does not try to minimize edge crossings.

Examples

>>> G = nx.path_graph(4)
>>> shells = [[0], [1, 2, 3]]
>>> pos = nx.shell_layout(G, shells)