 NAME
 SYNOPSIS
 DESCRIPTION
 EXAMPLES
 COMPLEXITY
 LITERATURE
 REFERENCES
 DEVELOPMENT
 AUTHOR
 COPYRIGHT and LICENSE
NAME
Algorithm::Graphs::TransitiveClosure  Calculate the transitive closure.
SYNOPSIS
use Algorithm::Graphs::TransitiveClosure qw /floyd_warshall/;
my $graph = [[1, 0, 0, 0], [0, 1, 1, 1], [0, 1, 1, 0], [1, 0, 1, 1]];
floyd_warshall $graph;
print "There is a path from 2 to 0.\n" if $graph > [2] > [0];
my $graph2 = {one => {one => 1},
two => {two => 1, three => 1, four => 1},
three => {two => 1, three => 1},
four => {one => 1, four => 1}};
floyd_warshall $graph2;
print "There is a path from three to one.\n" if
$graph2 > {three} > {one};
DESCRIPTION
This is an implementation of the well known FloydWarshall algorithm. [1,2]
The subroutine floyd_warshall
takes a directed graph, and calculates its transitive closure, which will be returned. The given graph is actually modified, so be sure to pass a copy of the graph to the routine if you need to keep the original graph.
The subroutine takes graphs in one of the two following formats:
 floyd_warshall ARRAYREF

The graph G = (V, E) is described with a list of lists,
$graph
, representing V x V. If there is an edge between vertices$i
and$j
(or if$i == $j
), then$graph > [$i] > [$j] == 1
. For all other pairs($k, $l)
from V x V,$graph > [$k] > [$l] == 0
.The resulting
$graph
will have$graph > [$i] > [$j] == 1
iff$i == $j
or there is a path in G from$i
to$j
, and$graph > [$i] > [$j] == 0
otherwise.  floyd_warshall HASHREF

The graph G = (V, E), with labeled vertices, is described with a hash of hashes,
$graph
, representing V x V. If there is an edge between vertices$label1
and$label2
(or if$label1 eq $label2
), then$graph > {$label1} > {$label2} == 1
. For all other pairs($label3, $label4)
from V x V,$graph > {$label3} > {$label4}
does not exist.The resulting
$graph
will have$graph > {$label1} > {$label2} == 1
iff$label1 eq $label2
or there is a path in G from$label1
to$label2
, and$graph > {$label1} > {$label2}
does not exist otherwise.
EXAMPLES
my $graph = [[1, 0, 0, 0],
[0, 1, 1, 1],
[0, 1, 1, 0],
[1, 0, 1, 1]];
floyd_warshall $graph;
foreach my $row (@$graph) {print "@$row\n"}
1 0 0 0
1 1 1 1
1 1 1 1
1 1 1 1
my $graph = {one => {one => 1},
two => {two => 1, three => 1, four => 1},
three => {two => 1, three => 1},
four => {one => 1, three => 1, four => 1}};
floyd_warshall $graph;
foreach my $l1 (qw /one two three four/) {
print "$l1: ";
foreach my $l2 (qw /one two three four/) {
next if $l1 eq $l2;
print "$l2 " if $graph > {$l1} > {$l2};
}
print "\n";
}
one:
two: one three four
three: one two four
four: one two three
COMPLEXITY
The running time of the algorithm is cubed in the number of vertices of the graph. The author of this package is not aware of any faster algorithms, nor of a proof if this is optimal. Note than in specific cases, when the graph can be embedded on surfaces of bounded genus, or in the case of sparse connection matrices, faster algorithms than cubed in the number of vertices exist.
The space used by this algorithm is at most quadratic in the number of vertices, which is optimal as the resulting transitive closure can have a quadratic number of edges. In case when the graph is represented as a list of lists, the quadratic bound will always be achieved, as the list of lists already has that size. The hash of hashes however will use space linear to the size of the resulting transitive closure.
LITERATURE
The FloydWarshall algorithm is due to Floyd [2], and based on a theorem of Warshall [3]. The implemation of this package is based on an implementation of FloydWarshall found in Cormen, Leiserson and Rivest [1].
REFERENCES
 [1]

Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson and Ronald L. Rivest: Introduction to Algorithms. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1990. ISBN 0262031418.
 [2]

Robert W. Floyd: "Algorithm 97 (SHORTEST PATH)". Communications of the ACM, 5(6):345, 1962.
 [3]

Stephan Warshall: "A theorem on boolean matrices." Journal of the ACM, 9(1):1112, 1962.
DEVELOPMENT
The current sources of this module are found on github, git://github.com/Abigail/testregexp.git.
AUTHOR
Abigail mailto:algorithmgraphstransitiveclosure@abigail.be.
COPYRIGHT and LICENSE
Copyright (C) 1998, 2009 by Abigail
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