Determine whether graph has multiple edges
tf = ismultigraph( returns logical
multiple edges between any two nodes. Otherwise, it returns logical
ismultigraph returns logical
false) for graphs that contain
self-loops, but no repeated edges. However, a graph with multiple self-loops is
considered to be a multigraph.
Test for Multiple Edges
ismultigraph to determine whether an input graph has multiple edges between two nodes.
Create a graph.
G = graph([1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2],[2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8]); plot(G)
Check to see if
G is a multigraph. The result is logical
true) because there are two edges between nodes 1 and 2.
tf = ismultigraph(G)
tf = logical 1
Remove Multiple Edges from Graph
ismultigraph to determine whether a graph needs to be simplified.
It is common to encounter duplicate edges when you create an empty graph and programmatically add edges to it with
addedge. The data used for the edges needs to be unique to avoid duplicates.
To demonstrate this, create an empty graph and a matrix with two columns of random numbers. Since the random numbers are only between 1 and 5, this data produces multiple edges.
G = graph; rng default % for reproducibility X = randi(5,15,2)
X = 15×2 5 1 5 3 1 5 5 4 4 5 1 4 2 1 3 5 5 5 5 4 ⋮
Instead of cleaning the source data to ensure the rows are unique, add all of the edges to the graph. Plot the graph for reference.
G = addedge(G,X(:,1),X(:,2)); plot(G)
Test to see if the graph is a multigraph and, if it is, use
simplify to remove repeated edges and self-loops.
if ismultigraph(G) G = simplify(G); end
Plot the resulting graph.