# Directed Graph

A directed graph is a graph whose graph edges are all directed graph edges.

**AKA:**Digraph.**Context:**- It can range from being a Directed Acyclic Graph(DAG) to being a Directed Cyclic Graph.
- It can range from being an Unlabeled Directed Graph to being a Labeled Directed Graph.
- It can be represented by a Directed Graph Dataset.
- It can (typically) have Children Nodes
- It can have:
- zero or more Root Nodes (such as parent nodes)
- zero or more Children Nodes, ranging from Intermediate Nodes to being Leaf Nodes

**Example(s):**- a Hasse Diagram.
- a Bayesian Network.
- a Hidden Markov Model.
- a Citation Network.
- a Hierarchical Directed Acyclic Graph.
- special cases: a Directed Sequence, a Directed Tree, a Directed Lattice.
- …

**Counter-Example(s):**- a Undirected Graph.
- A Digram

**See:**Partial Order Relation, Directed Network, Graph Theory, Ordered Pair, Multigraph, Multiset.

## References

### 2013

- (Wikipedia, 2013) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/directed_graph Retrieved:2013-12-8.
- In mathematics, and more specifically in graph theory, a
**directed graph**(or digraph) is a graph, or set of nodes connected by edges, where the edges have a direction associated with them. In formal terms, a digraph is a pair [math]G=(V,A)[/math] (sometimes [math]G=(V,E)[/math]) of:^{[1]}- a set
*V*, whose elements are called*vertices*or*nodes*, - a set
*A*of ordered pairs of vertices, called arcs*,*directed edges*, or*arrows*(and sometimes simply*edges*with the corresponding set named*E*instead of*A*).*It differs from an ordinary or undirected graph, in that the latter is defined in terms of unordered pairs of vertices, which are usually called edges.

*Sometimes a digraph is called a*simple digraph*to distinguish it from a*directed multigraph*, in which the arcs constitute a multiset, rather than a set, of ordered pairs of vertices. Also, in a simple digraph loops are disallowed. (A loop is an arc that pairs a vertex to itself.) On the other hand, some texts allow loops, multiple arcs, or both in a digraph.*

- a set

- In mathematics, and more specifically in graph theory, a

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### 2011

- (Sammut & Webb, 2011) ⇒ Claude Sammut (editor), and Geoffrey I. Webb (editor). (2011). “Digraphs.” In: (Sammut & Webb, 2011)
**Synonyms**: Directed graphs**Definition**: A digraph [math]D[/math] consists of a (finite) set of vertices [math]V(D)[/math] and a set [math]A(D)[/math] of ordered pairs, called arcs, of distinct vertices. An arc [math](u,\; v)[/math] has*tail*[math]u[/math] and*head*[math]v[/math], and it is said to leave [math]u[/math] and enter [math]v[/math].Figure 1 shows a digraph [math]D[/math] with vertex set [math]V(D)=\{ u,\; v,\; w,\; x,\; y,\;z\}[/math] and arc set [math]A(D)=\{ (u, v), (u, w), (v, w), (w, x), (x, w), (x,z), (y, x) (z,x)\}[/math]. Digraphs can be viewed as generalizations of graphs.

**Digraphs, Fig. 1**: A digraph.