tree data structure

Padraig Brady Padraig at
Mon Sep 9 06:13:05 EDT 2002

Padraig Brady wrote:
> Raymond Hettinger wrote:
>> There are a number of ways to represent trees:
>> -- instances of a treenode class
>> -- a list of lists:  [l0, [s2, [s0, [q1]], [s1,[q2]], [s3]]]
>> -- or, my favorite, a dictionary of lists:
>> original = [('L0','S2'), ('S2','S0'), ('S2','S1'), ('S1','Q2'), 
>> ('S0','Q1'), ('S2','S3')]
>> tree = {}
>> for key, value in original:
>>     tree.setdefault(key,[]).append(value)
>> tree
>> {'S2': ['S0', 'S1', 'S3'], 'S1': ['Q2'], 'S0': ['Q1'], 'L0': ['S2']}
> How would you iterate over the above?

To complete this thread, Guido wrote an essay
on how to manipulate graphs like that generated above:


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