grinpy.invariants.independence.max_k_independent_set(G, k)

Return a largest k-independent set of nodes in G.

The method used is brute force, except when k*=1. In this case, the search starts with subsets of *G with cardinality equal to the annihilation number of G, which was shown by Pepper to be an upper bound for the independence number of a graph, and then continues checking smaller subsets until a maximum independent set is found.

  • G (NetworkX graph) – An undirected graph.
  • k (int) – A positive integer.

A list of nodes comprising a largest k-independent set in G.

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