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Select edges that connect subgraphs together

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Na
Na on 8 Apr 2020
Edited: Na on 9 Apr 2020
I have a graph like this
M = [1 2; 2 3; 1 3; 4 5; 5 6; 6 7; 4 7;2 4; 5 7; 5 8;11 8; 8 9; 9 10; 10 11;4 12; 12,13; 13 14;12 14];
g = graph(M(:, 1), M(:, 2));
h = plot(g);
I want to find edges that connect subgraphs together
result should be
A = [2,4; 5 8; 4 12]

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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 8 Apr 2020
So trying to verbalize the rule: return any edge whose two end nodes are connected to at least two other nodes?
(Also, your data do not include nodes 12/13/14 so [4 12] wouldn't be returned)

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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 8 Apr 2020
This works for your sample data set (which does not include nodes 12:14 as shown in the plot. Please test test this, I'm not a graph theory expert so there may be cases where this does not work.
M = [1 2; 2 3; 1 3; 4 5; 5 6; 6 7; 4 7;2 4; 5 7; 5 8;11 8; 8 9; 9 10; 10 11];
g = graph(M(:, 1), M(:, 2));
h = plot(g);
bcg = biconncomp(g).'; % biconnected components
[count, group] = groupcounts(bcg); % How many of each?
edgeidx = ismember(bcg, group(count==1)); % Edges with one count
g.Edges(edgeidx, 1) % Extract
ans =
2×1 table
EndNodes
________
2 4
5 8

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