- class openpnm.io.NetworkX¶
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.
1. Each node in a NetworkX object (i.e.
G) can be assigned properties using syntax like
G.node[n]['diameter'] = 0.5where
nis 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['length'] = 0.1indicating 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.
Write OpenPNM Network to a NetworkX object.
Add data to an OpenPNM Network from a undirected NetworkX graph object.