dependency-graph

Simple dependency graph.

npm install dependency-graph
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Dependency Graph

Simple dependency graph

Overview

This is a simple dependency graph useful for determining the order to do a list of things that depend on certain items being done before they are.

To use, npm install dependency-graph and then require('dependency-graph').DepGraph

API

DepGraph

Nodes in the graph are just simple strings.

  • addNode(name) - add a node in the graph
  • removeNode(name) - remove a node from the graph
  • hasNode(name) - check if a node exists in the graph
  • addDependency(from, to) - add a dependency between two nodes (will throw an Error if one of the nodes does not exist)
  • removeDependency(from, to) - remove a dependency between two nodes
  • dependenciesOf(name, leavesOnly) - get an array containing the nodes that the specified node depends on (transitively). If leavesOnly is true, only nodes that do not depend on any other nodes will be returned in the array.
  • dependantsOf(name, leavesOnly) - get an array containing the nodes that depend on the specified node (transitively). If leavesOnly is true, only nodes that do not have any dependants will be returned in the array.
  • overallOrder(leavesOnly) - construct the overall processing order for the dependency graph. If leavesOnly is true, only nodes that do not depend on any other nodes will be returned.

Examples

var DepGraph = require('dependency-graph').DepGraph;

var graph = new DepGraph();
graph.addNode('a');
graph.addNode('b');
graph.addNode('c');

graph.addDependency('a', 'b');
graph.addDependency('b', 'c');

graph.dependenciesOf('a'); // ['c', 'b']
graph.dependenciesOf('b'); // ['c']
graph.dependantsOf('c'); // ['a', 'b']

graph.overallOrder(); // ['c', 'b', 'a']
graph.overallOrder(true); // ['c']
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