networkx.generators.community.caveman_graph

caveman_graph(l, k)[source]

Returns a caveman graph of l cliques of size k.

Parameters
lint

Number of cliques

kint

Size of cliques

Returns
GNetworkX Graph

caveman graph

Notes

This returns an undirected graph, it can be converted to a directed graph using nx.to_directed(), or a multigraph using nx.MultiGraph(nx.caveman_graph(l, k)). Only the undirected version is described in [1] and it is unclear which of the directed generalizations is most useful.

References

1

Watts, D. J. ‘Networks, Dynamics, and the Small-World Phenomenon.’ Amer. J. Soc. 105, 493-527, 1999.

Examples

>>> G = nx.caveman_graph(3, 3)