# [R] listing nodes in paths

Federico Calboli f.calboli at imperial.ac.uk
Sat Mar 18 21:30:36 CET 2006

```Hi All,

I have the following adjacency matrix for a directed graph:

[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5] [,6] [,7] [,8]
[1,]    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
[2,]    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
[3,]    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
[4,]    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0
[5,]    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0
[6,]    1    1    0    0    0    0    0    0
[7,]    0    0    0    1    1    0    0    0
[8,]    0    0    0    0    0    1    1    0

My interest is the numberof path between (8) and (1). Using a
standard matrix moltiplication I can see I have one pathe of length 2
and two paths of length 4.

(paths of length 2)

[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5] [,6] [,7] [,8]
[1,]    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
[2,]    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
[3,]    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
[4,]    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
[5,]    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
[6,]    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
[7,]    0    0    2    0    0    0    0    0
[8,]    1    1    0    1    1    0    0    0

(paths of length 4)

[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5] [,6] [,7] [,8]
[1,]    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
[2,]    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
[3,]    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
[4,]    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
[5,]    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
[6,]    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
[7,]    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
[8,]    2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0

All in all I have 3 paths (not all of the same length) between (8)
and (1).

Is there already a function in R (whatever the library) that will
list the nodes touched in all those three paths (i.e. 8 -> 6 -> 1; 8 -
> 7 -> 4 -> 3 -> 1; 8 -> 7 -> 5 -> 3 -> 1)?

Regards,

Federico Calboli

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Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Imperial College, St. Mary's Campus
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