Released: March 18, 2021
Written by Barak Naveh and Contributors
(C) Copyright 2003-2021, by Barak Naveh and Contributors. All rights reserved.
Please address all contributions, suggestions, and inquiries to the user mailing list
JGraphT is a free Java class library that provides mathematical graph-theory objects and algorithms. It runs on Java 2 Platform (requires JDK 11 or later starting with JGraphT 1.5.0).
JGraphT may be used under the terms of either the
- GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) 2.1 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.html
- Eclipse Public License (EPL) http://www.eclipse.org/org/documents/epl-v20.php
As a recipient of JGraphT, you may choose which license to receive the code under.
For detailed information on the dual license approach, see https://github.com/jgrapht/jgrapht/wiki/Relicensing.
Please note that JGraphT is distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Please refer to the license for details.
SPDX-License-Identifier: LGPL-2.1-or-later OR EPL-2.0
The files below make up the table of contents for a release distribution archive (produced by
CONTRIBUTORS.mdlist of contributors
license-EPL.txtEclipse Public License 2.0
license-LGPL.txtGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1
lib/JGraphT libraries and dependencies:
jgrapht-opt-x.y.z.jaroptimized graph implementations
jgrapht-io-x.y.z.jarImporters/Exporters for various graph formats
jgrapht-guava-x.y.z.jarAdapter classes for the Guava library
jgrapht-unimi-dsi-x.y.z.jarWebgraph adapter and succinct graph implementations
jgraphx-a.b.c.jarJGraphX dependency library
antlr4-runtime-x.y.jarANTLR parser runtime
commons-lang3-x.y.z.jarApache Commons Lang library
commons-text-x.y.jarApache Commons Text library
webgraph-big-z.y.z.jarWebgraph big library
source/complete source tree used to build this release
The JGraphT wiki provides various helpful pages for new users, including a How to use JGraphT in your projects page. The package
org.jgrapht.demo includes small demo applications to help you get started. If you spawn your own demo app and think others can use it, please send it to us and we will add it to that package.
To run the graph visualization demo from the downloaded release, try executing this command in the lib directory:
java -jar jgrapht-demo-x.y.z.jar
More information can be found on the user pages of our wiki. Finally, all classes come with corresponding test classes. These test classes contain many examples.
Using via Maven
Starting from 0.9.0, every JGraphT release is published to the Maven Central Repository. You can add a dependency from your project as follows:
<groupId>org.jgrapht</groupId> <artifactId>jgrapht-core</artifactId> <version>1.5.1</version>
We have also started auto-publishing SNAPSHOT builds for every successful commit to master. To use the bleeding edge:
<groupId>org.jgrapht</groupId> <artifactId>jgrapht-core</artifactId> <version>1.5.2-SNAPSHOT</version>
and make sure the snapshot repository is enabled:
<repositories> <repository> <id>maven-snapshots</id> <url>http://oss.sonatype.org/content/repositories/snapshots</url> <layout>default</layout> <releases> <enabled>false</enabled> </releases> <snapshots> <enabled>true</enabled> </snapshots> </repository> </repositories>
To help upgrading, JGraphT maintains a one-version-backwards compatibility. While this compatibility is not a hard promise, it is generally respected. (This policy was not followed for the jump from
0.7.0 due to the pervasive changes required for generics.) You can upgrade via:
- The safe way: compile your app with the JGraphT version that immediately follows your existing version and follow the deprecation notes, if they exist, and modify your application accordingly. Then move to the next version, and on, until you're current.
- The fast way: go to the latest JGraphT right away - if it works, you're done.
Reading the change history is always recommended.
A local copy of the Javadoc HTML files is included in the distribution. The latest version of these files is also available on-line.
- JGraphT requires JDK 11 or later to build starting with version 1.5.0.
- JHeaps is a library with priority queues. JHeaps is licensed under the terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0.
- JUnit is a unit testing framework. You need JUnit only if you want to run the unit tests. JUnit is licensed under the terms of the IBM Common Public License. The JUnit tests included with JGraphT have been created using JUnit 4.
- XMLUnit extends JUnit with XML capabilities. You need XMLUnit only if you want to run the unit tests. XMLUnit is licensed under the terms of the BSD License.
- JGraphX is a graph visualizations and editing component (the successor to the older JGraph library). You need JGraphX only if you want to use the JGraphXAdapter to visualize the JGraphT graph interactively via JGraphX. JGraphX is licensed under the terms of the BSD license.
- ANTLR is a parser generator. It is used for reading text files containing graph representations, and is only required by the jgrapht-io module. ANTLR v4 is licensed under the terms of the BSD license.
- Guava is Google's core libraries for Java. You need Guava only if you are already using Guava's graph data-structures and wish to use our adapter classes in order to execute JGraphT's algorithms. Only required by the jgrapht-guava module.
- Apache Commons Proper is an Apache project containing reusable Java components. The packages commons-text and commons-lang3. which provide additional utilities for String manipulation are only required by the jgrapht-io module. The package commons-math is only required by the jgrapht-unimi-dsi module.
- fastutil provides a collection of type-specific maps, sets, lists and queues with a small memory footprint and fast access and insertion. Fastutil is only required by the jgrapht-opt module.
- webgraph provides a framework for graph compression enabling management of very large graphs. Webgraph is only required by the jgrapht-unimi-dsi module.
- sux4j provides implementations of basic succinct data structures. Sux4j is only required by the jgrapht-unimi-dsi module.
- jsap provides a simple argument parser. Jsap is only required by the jgrapht-unimi-dsi module.
The JGraphT website is at http://www.jgrapht.org. You can use this site to:
- Obtain the latest version: latest version and all previous versions of JGraphT are available online.
- Report bugs: if you have any comments, suggestions or bugs you want to report.
- Get support: if you have questions or need help with JGraphT.
Source code is hosted on github. You can send contributions as pull requests there.
If you add improvements to JGraphT please send them to us as pull requests on github. We will add them to the next release so that everyone can enjoy them. You might also benefit from it: others may fix bugs in your source files or may continue to enhance them.
With regards from
Barak Naveh, JGraphT Project Creator
John Sichi, JGraphT Project Administrator
Joris Kinable, JGraphtT Project Reviewer/Committer and Release Manager
Dimitrios Michail, JGraphT Project Reviewer/Committer