Sunday, September 18, 2011

Graph - Breadth First Search


import java.util.LinkedList;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Queue;

public class BreadthFirstSearch {
	public void doBFS(Graph g, GNode root) {

		GNode n = root;
		List<GNode> adjacents = null;
		// using a queue
		// Note in Java - Queue is an Interface and not a class like Stack. LinkedList internally implements it.
		// so this is how we use a queue
		// Queue provides add and poll methods for enqueue and dequeue respectively
		Queue<GNode> q = new LinkedList<GNode>();
		// in BFS - we process the siblings first than the children. Example - process nodes at same depth in a tree before going to the next level.
		while (!q.isEmpty()) {
			// dequeue
			n = q.poll();
			if (n == null)
			adjacents = g.getAdjacents(n); // get all nodes that are linked to n. This method getAdjacents() is implemented in my Graph class
			for (GNode node : adjacents) {
				// In a graph pick an element only ones, to avoid cycles and loops
				if (node.state == State.UNVISTED) {
					// once picked, mark as visited and put in stack for processing
					node.state = State.VISITED;

					//if we want to process and edge
					processEdge(n, node);
			// we have picked all the connecting edges of a vertex n. Now if we want to process a vertex.
			// now we are done with that vertex, we mark it as processed.
			n.state = State.PROCESSED;

	public void processEdge(GNode a, GNode b) {
		System.out.println("Edge processd in : " + a.toString() + ", " + b.toString());
	public void processVertex(GNode n) {
		System.out.println("Vertex processd : " + n.toString());


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