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Re: label graph vertices

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  • Subject: [mg74514] Re: label graph vertices
  • From: danl at
  • Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 19:15:56 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <ett7ks$id6$>

alexxx.magni at wrote:
> greetings,
> after having used for some time a very powerful program (Graphviz) for
> displaying the graph structures I'm working on, I decided to give it a
> try under Mathematica, since I use M. for many other related tasks.
> I started from DiscreteMath`GraphPlot`, but from what I can see
> everything is done using an adjacency matrix composed of (0,1)'s,
> right?
> That is, my problem is that I need to LABEL the vertices with a name,
> instead of a position.
> >From
> I thought for a moment it was possible (e.g. see graph under
> "MaximalBipartiteMatching" with Tom,Rob,Adam etc), but I then realized
> it was demonstration-only, and no code is present to do it
> am I right, or there is a way?
> thanks for any help...
> Alessandro Magni

I received the following response from Yifan Hu, who is the developer
at WRI responsible for GraphPlot.

Daniel Lichtblau
Wolfram Research


One way to do what you want is

GraphPlotLabeled[g_, opts___?OptionQ] := Module[
   {vtx, coord},
   vtx = VertexList[g];
   coord = GraphCoordinates[g, opts];
     VertexStyleFunction -> (Text[vtx[[#]], coord[[#]],
             Background -> Yellow] &)]];

GraphPlotLabeled[{"a" -> "b", "b" -> "c", "c" -> "d", "d" -> "a", "a" -
> "c"}]

post a sample of your graph would help to figure out how to help you


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