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By sayeed_1999, history, 4 days ago, In English

The algorithm computes from one source vertex the whole thing.

If i want to detect negative cycles in a graph using bellman ford, if i assume vertex 1 as the source, and no edge comes out of the vertex 1 in that test set, it wont work.

how will you consider source vertex in these cases... to detect negative cycles

Asking for solutions..

 
 
 
 
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If no edge comes out from source vertex, then it's not possible to reach any other vertex from this source. The algorithm will work as expected.

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    I want to run bellman ford to detect negative cycles in a graph, in that case how will i choose the source. as i cant see which should be the source from the test set

    should i consider all vertices as source each time and run!?

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      You can set the initial distance to every node as 0 and run the algorithm. This will be the same as creating a dummy node that goes to every vertex in the graph with 0 cost and using it as source vertex.

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        Thank you so much!!

        This logic works fine considering a source from which no edge comes out!! O:)

        because in other sense all are the sources here when all are initially zero :p :p