Opened 3 years ago

Closed 16 months ago

#26194 closed defect (duplicate)

Graph.flow() raises a ValueError if the source or sink is isolated

Reported by: pbanks Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: sage-duplicate/invalid/wontfix
Component: graph theory Keywords: graph, network, flow
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Authors: Reviewers: David Coudert
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When computing the maximal flow of a graph using the Ford-Fulkerson algorithm, Sage throws an exception if the requested source or sink vertices have no edges incident to them with positive capacity:

G = Graph([range(4), [(1, 2)]], format='vertices_and_edges')
G.flow(0, 1, algorithm='FF') # raises ValueError: vertex '0' is not in the (di)graph
G.flow(1, 3, algorithm='FF') # raises ValueError: vertex '3' is not in the (di)graph
G.flow(0, 1, algorithm='LP') # returns 0 as expected
G.flow(0, 1, algorithm='igraph') # returns 0 as expected

The expected value of all of these calls should be 0.

This occurs running SageMath version 8.1 on Ubuntu 18.04.1.

The cause of this error is the assumption that the residual graph constructed in _ford_fulkerson contains both the source and the sink. Simply checking that this assumption is true (and returning 0 if it is not) should fix the issue.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by pbanks

  • Milestone changed from sage-8.4 to sage-duplicate/invalid/wontfix

comment:2 Changed 17 months ago by dcoudert

  • Status changed from new to needs_review

comment:3 Changed 17 months ago by dcoudert

  • Reviewers set to David Coudert
  • Status changed from needs_review to positive_review

We can close this ticket.

comment:4 Changed 16 months ago by chapoton

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from positive_review to closed
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