org.jgrapht.alg.shortestpath

Class BellmanFordShortestPath<V,E>

• Type Parameters:
V - the graph vertex type
E - the graph edge type
All Implemented Interfaces:
ShortestPathAlgorithm<V,E>

public class BellmanFordShortestPath<V,E>
extends Object
The Bellman-Ford algorithm.

Computes shortest paths from a single source vertex to all other vertices in a weighted graph. The Bellman-Ford algorithm supports negative edge weights. Negative weight cycles are not allowed and will be reported by the algorithm. This implies that negative edge weights are not allowed in undirected graphs.

The running time is $O(|E||V|)$.

Author:
Dimitrios Michail
• Field Detail

• graph

protected final Graph<V,E> graph
The underlying graph.
• Constructor Detail

• BellmanFordShortestPath

public BellmanFordShortestPath(Graph<V,E> graph)
Construct a new instance.
Parameters:
graph - the input graph
• BellmanFordShortestPath

public BellmanFordShortestPath(Graph<V,E> graph,
double epsilon)
Construct a new instance.
Parameters:
graph - the input graph
epsilon - tolerance when comparing floating point values
• Method Detail

• getPath

public GraphPath<V,E> getPath(V source,
V sink)
Get a shortest path from a source vertex to a sink vertex.
Parameters:
source - the source vertex
sink - the target vertex
Returns:
a shortest path or null if no path exists
• findPathBetween

public static <V,E> GraphPath<V,E> findPathBetween(Graph<V,E> graph,
V source,
V sink)
Find a path between two vertices.
Type Parameters:
V - the graph vertex type
E - the graph edge type
Parameters:
graph - the graph to be searched
source - the vertex at which the path should start
sink - the vertex at which the path should end
Returns:
a shortest path, or null if no path exists
• getPathWeight

public double getPathWeight(V source,
V sink)
Get the weight of the shortest path from a source vertex to a sink vertex. Returns Double.POSITIVE_INFINITY if no path exists.
Specified by:
getPathWeight in interface ShortestPathAlgorithm<V,E>
Parameters:
source - the source vertex
sink - the sink vertex
Returns:
the weight of the shortest path from a source vertex to a sink vertex, or Double.POSITIVE_INFINITY if no path exists
• createEmptyPath

protected final GraphPath<V,E> createEmptyPath(V source,
V sink)
Create an empty path. Returns null if the source vertex is different than the target vertex.
Parameters:
source - the source vertex
sink - the sink vertex
Returns:
an empty path or null null if the source vertex is different than the target vertex