# Source code for qiskit_optimization.applications.vertex_cover

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"""An application class for the vertex cover."""
from typing import Dict, List, Optional, Union
import networkx as nx
import numpy as np
from docplex.mp.model import Model
from qiskit_optimization.algorithms import OptimizationResult
from qiskit_optimization.problems.quadratic_program import QuadraticProgram
from qiskit_optimization.translators import from_docplex_mp
from .graph_optimization_application import GraphOptimizationApplication
[docs]class VertexCover(GraphOptimizationApplication):
"""Optimization application for the "vertex cover" [1] problem based on a NetworkX graph.
References:
[1]: "Vertex cover", https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertex_cover
"""
[docs] def to_quadratic_program(self) -> QuadraticProgram:
"""Convert a vertex cover instance into a
:class:`~qiskit_optimization.problems.QuadraticProgram`
Returns:
The :class:`~qiskit_optimization.problems.QuadraticProgram` created
from the vertex cover instance.
"""
mdl = Model(name="Vertex cover")
n = self._graph.number_of_nodes()
x = {i: mdl.binary_var(name="x_{0}".format(i)) for i in range(n)}
objective = mdl.sum(x[i] for i in x)
for w, v in self._graph.edges:
mdl.add_constraint(x[w] + x[v] >= 1)
mdl.minimize(objective)
op = from_docplex_mp(mdl)
return op
[docs] def interpret(self, result: Union[OptimizationResult, np.ndarray]) -> List[int]:
"""Interpret a result as a list of node indices
Args:
result : The calculated result of the problem
Returns:
A list of node indices whose corresponding variable is 1
"""
x = self._result_to_x(result)
vertex_cover = []
for i, value in enumerate(x):
if value:
vertex_cover.append(i)
return vertex_cover
def _draw_result(
self,
result: Union[OptimizationResult, np.ndarray],
pos: Optional[Dict[int, np.ndarray]] = None,
) -> None:
"""Draw the result with colors
Args:
result : The calculated result for the problem
pos: The positions of nodes
"""
x = self._result_to_x(result)
nx.draw(self._graph, node_color=self._node_colors(x), pos=pos, with_labels=True)
def _node_colors(self, x: np.ndarray) -> List[str]:
# Return a list of strings for draw.
# Color a node with red when the corresponding variable is 1.
# Otherwise color it with dark gray.
return ["r" if x[node] else "darkgrey" for node in self._graph.nodes]
```