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    Apr 2018

    Post Shortest path problem

    I need help with following function:

    Write function with prototype map<char,string> paths(map<char,set<char> > g, char s) which does the following:
    - g is directed graph: v is element of g[u] iff there is edge from u to v
    - g doesn't have to be defined on all vertices of a graph: if it is not defined on a vertex a, it's considered that g[a]={}
    - return value has to be map with shortest paths from s to other vertices (which can be accesed from vertex s) considering directions
    - if path from a to f is through vertices b and c respectively, path shoud be represented with string „bcf“
    - if s is not vertex in a given graph (it is not in the domain of g nor is a value of any element in domain of g), function should return an empty map
    - if s is a vertex in a given graph but there is no edge from it to any vertex, function should return map containing only pair (s, ““)
    - graph can have cycles and loops - be aware od that
    - example: given graph g is: g['a']={'b'}, g['b']={'c','d'}, g['d']={'a','d'}, g['e']={'d'}, g['f']={} then
    paths (g,a) should return map {('a',""), ('b',"b"), ('c',"bc"), ('d',"bd")}
    paths(g,b) should return map {('a',“da“),('b',),('c',c),('d',d)}
    paths(g,c) should return map {('c',)}
    paths(g,d) should return map {('a',“a“),('b',“ab“),('c',“abc“),('d',)}
    paths(g,e) should return map {('a',“da“),('b',“dab“),('c',“dabc“),('d',“d“),('e',)}
    paths(g,f) should return map {('f',)}

    I tried writting a recusion and also some BFS algorithms and nothing seems to be working. So I would really appreciate if someone could help me in detail.

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    Re: Shortest path problem

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    Re: Shortest path problem

    Not really but thanks anyway

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