# R igraph manual pages

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## Minumal vertex separators

### Description

Check whether a given set of vertices is a minimal vertex separator.

### Usage

is_min_separator(graph, candidate)

### Arguments

 graph The input graph. It may be directed, but edge directions are ignored. candidate A numeric vector giving the vertex ids of the candidate separator.

### Details

is_min_separator decides whether the supplied vertex set is a minimal vertex separator. A minimal vertex separator is a vertex separator, such that none of its subsets is a vertex separator.

In the special case of a fully connected graph with n vertices, each set of n-1 vertices is considered to be a vertex separator.

### Value

A logical scalar, whether the supplied vertex set is a (minimal) vertex separator or not.

min_separators lists all vertex separator of minimum size.

### Examples

# The graph from the Moody-White paper
mw <- graph_from_literal(1-2:3:4:5:6, 2-3:4:5:7, 3-4:6:7, 4-5:6:7,
5-6:7:21, 6-7, 7-8:11:14:19, 8-9:11:14, 9-10,
10-12:13, 11-12:14, 12-16, 13-16, 14-15, 15-16,
17-18:19:20, 18-20:21, 19-20:22:23, 20-21,
21-22:23, 22-23)

# Cohesive subgraphs
mw1 <- induced_subgraph(mw, as.character(c(1:7, 17:23)))
mw2 <- induced_subgraph(mw, as.character(7:16))
mw3 <- induced_subgraph(mw, as.character(17:23))
mw4 <- induced_subgraph(mw, as.character(c(7,8,11,14)))
mw5 <- induced_subgraph(mw, as.character(1:7))

check.sep <- function(G) {
sep <- min_separators(G)
sapply(sep, is_min_separator, graph=G)
}

check.sep(mw)
check.sep(mw1)
check.sep(mw2)
check.sep(mw3)
check.sep(mw4)
check.sep(mw5)

[Package igraph version 1.2.6 Index]