ASKSAGE: Sage Q&A Forum - RSS feedhttps://ask.sagemath.org/questions/Q&A Forum for SageenCopyright Sage, 2010. Some rights reserved under creative commons license.Thu, 07 Jul 2016 19:53:25 +0200Recursive Algorithm for Graph Coloringhttps://ask.sagemath.org/question/34051/recursive-algorithm-for-graph-coloring/In a 2014 article by Exoo, Ismailescu, and Lim ("On the Chromatic Number of R^4"), a recursive algorithm is described that verifies the absence of a proper $k$-coloring of a graph $G$. The authors include only the following description of the algorithm.
"[The program is] based on the following recursive procedure that does an exhaustive search for a $K$-coloring of a graph of order $N$. It employs a global variable *color*, an array of order $N$, which records the color of each vertex $v$ for $1 \leq v \leq N$. The search is initiated with the call DFS(1)."
procedure DFS(v):
Local variable: FCSet - the set of feasible colors for vertex v.
if v > N:
All vertices have been colored, report G is K-colorable.
Exit.
end if
FCSet = {1 ... K}
for u = 1 to v-1:
if u is adjacent to v:
FCSet = FCSet - color(u)
end if
end for
for c in FCSet:
color(v) = c
DFS(v+1)
end for
end procedure
I am having difficulty implementing this algorithm in Sage. Given the nature of the program, I thought Java would be a more natural programming language to use for this algorithm, but I'm afraid I am not familiar with Java syntax.
Any help with implementing this algorithm would be greatly appreciated! JEAThu, 07 Jul 2016 19:53:25 +0200https://ask.sagemath.org/question/34051/