pgr_chinesePostmanCost - Experimental

pgr_chinesePostmanCost — Calculates the minimum costs of a circuit path which contains every edge in a directed graph and starts and ends on the same vertex.

Warning

Possible server crash

  • These functions might create a server crash

Warning

Experimental functions

  • They are not officially of the current release.

  • They likely will not be officially be part of the next release:

    • The functions might not make use of ANY-INTEGER and ANY-NUMERICAL

    • Name might change.

    • Signature might change.

    • Functionality might change.

    • pgTap tests might be missing.

    • Might need c/c++ coding.

    • May lack documentation.

    • Documentation if any might need to be rewritten.

    • Documentation examples might need to be automatically generated.

    • Might need a lot of feedback from the comunity.

    • Might depend on a proposed function of pgRouting

    • Might depend on a deprecated function of pgRouting

Availability

  • Version 3.0.0

    • New experimental signature

Description

The main characteristics are:

  • Process is done only on edges with positive costs.

  • Running time: \(O(E * (E + V * logV))\)

  • Graph must be connected.

  • [TBD] Return value when the graph if disconnected

Signatures

pgr_chinesePostmanCost(Edges SQL)
RETURNS FLOAT
Example:

SELECT * FROM pgr_chinesePostmanCost(
  'SELECT id, source, target, cost, reverse_cost
  FROM edges WHERE id < 17');
 pgr_chinesepostmancost
------------------------
                     34
(1 row)

Parameters

Parameter

Type

Description

Edges SQL

TEXT

Edges SQL as described below.

Inner Queries

Edges SQL

An Edges SQL that represents a directed graph with the following columns

Column

Type

Default

Description

id

ANY-INTEGER

Identifier of the edge.

source

ANY-INTEGER

Identifier of the first end point vertex of the edge.

target

ANY-INTEGER

Identifier of the second end point vertex of the edge.

cost

ANY-NUMERICAL

Weight of the edge (source, target)

reverse_cost

ANY-NUMERICAL

-1

Weight of the edge (target, source)

  • When negative: edge (target, source) does not exist, therefore it’s not part of the graph.

Where:

ANY-INTEGER:

SMALLINT, INTEGER, BIGINT

ANY-NUMERICAL:

SMALLINT, INTEGER, BIGINT, REAL, FLOAT

Result Columns

Column

Type

Description

pgr_chinesepostmancost

FLOAT

Minimum costs of a circuit path.

See Also

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