NetworkX

class openpnm.io.NetworkX[source]

NetworkX is a common tool for dealing with network structures

This class actually handles dealing with live NetworkX objects rather than saved files. NetworkX has a number of export formats, so converting OpenPNM data to a NetworkX object, then using NetworkX to exprt might be an option for file formats not supported by OpenPNM yet.

Notes

1. Each node in a NetworkX object (i.e. G) can be assigned properties using syntax like G.node[n]['diameter'] = 0.5 where n is the node number. There is no need to precede the property name with any indication that it is pore data such as 'pore_'. OpenPNM will prepend 'pore.' to each property name.

2. Since 'pore.coords' is so central to OpenPNM it should be specified in the NetworkX object as 'coords', and the [X, Y, Z] coordinates of each node should be a 1x3 list.

3. Edges in a NetworkX object are accessed using the index numbers of the two nodes it connects, such as G.adj[2][3]['length'] = 0.1 indicating the edge that connects nodes 2 and 3. There is no need to precede the property name with any indication that it is throat data such as 'throat_'. OpenPNM will prepend 'throat.' to each property name.

4. The 'throat.conns' property is essential to OpenPNM, but this does NOT need to be specified explicitly as a property in NetworkX. The connectivity is embedded into the network representation and is extracted by OpenPNM.

Methods

export_data(network)

Write OpenPNM Network to a NetworkX object.

import_data(G[, project])

Add data to an OpenPNM Network from a undirected NetworkX graph object.