org.jgrapht.alg.shortestpath

## Class YenShortestPathIterator<V,E>

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

public class YenShortestPathIterator<V,E>
extends Object
implements Iterator<GraphPath<V,E>>
Iterator over the shortest loopless paths between two vertices in a graph sorted by weight.

For this iterator to work correctly the graph must not be modified during iteration. Currently there are no means to ensure that, nor to fail-fast. The results of such modifications are undefined.

The main idea of this algorithm is to divide each path between the source and the sink into the root part - the part that coincides within some of the paths computed so far, and the spur part, the part that deviates from all other paths computed so far. Therefore, for each path the algorithm maintains a vertex, at which the path deviates from its "parent" path (the candidate path using which it was computed).

First the algorithm finds the shortest path between the source and the sink, which is put into the candidates heap. The source is assigned to be its deviation vertex. Then on each iteration the algorithm takes a candidate from the heap with minimum weight, puts it into the result list and builds all possible deviations from it wrt. other paths, that are in the result list. By generating spur paths starting only from the vertices that are after the deviation vertex of current path (including the deviation vertex) it is possible to avoid building duplicated candidates.

Author:
Semen Chudakov
• ### Constructor Summary

Constructors
Constructor and Description
YenShortestPathIterator(Graph<V,E> graph, V source, V sink)
Constructs an instance of the algorithm for given graph, source and sink.
YenShortestPathIterator(Graph<V,E> graph, V source, V sink, Supplier<org.jheaps.AddressableHeap<Double,GraphPath<V,E>>> heapSupplier)
Constructs an instance of the algorithm for given graph, source, sink and heapSupplier.
• ### Method Summary

All Methods
Modifier and Type Method and Description
boolean hasNext()
GraphPath<V,E> next()
• ### Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object

clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
• ### Methods inherited from interface java.util.Iterator

forEachRemaining, remove
• ### Constructor Detail

• #### YenShortestPathIterator

public YenShortestPathIterator(Graph<V,E> graph,
V source,
V sink)
Constructs an instance of the algorithm for given graph, source and sink.
Parameters:
graph - graph
source - source vertex
sink - sink vertex
• #### YenShortestPathIterator

public YenShortestPathIterator(Graph<V,E> graph,
V source,
V sink,
Supplier<org.jheaps.AddressableHeap<Double,GraphPath<V,E>>> heapSupplier)
Constructs an instance of the algorithm for given graph, source, sink and heapSupplier.
Parameters:
graph - graph
source - source vertex
sink - sink vertex
heapSupplier - supplier of the preferable heap implementation
• ### Method Detail

• #### hasNext

public boolean hasNext()
Specified by:
hasNext in interface Iterator<GraphPath<V,E>>
• #### next

public GraphPath<V,E> next()
Specified by:
next in interface Iterator<GraphPath<V,E>>