"rsppfp": An R package for the shortest path problem with forbidden paths

Vidoni, M and Vecchietti, A 2019, '"rsppfp": An R package for the shortest path problem with forbidden paths', SoftwareX, vol. 9, pp. 265-270.

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Title "rsppfp": An R package for the shortest path problem with forbidden paths
Author(s) Vidoni, M
Vecchietti, A
Year 2019
Journal name SoftwareX
Volume number 9
Start page 265
End page 270
Total pages 6
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract The Shortest Path Problem with Forbidden Paths (SPPFP) is a variant of the original shortest path problem, where the constraints come from a set of forbidden arc sequences that cannot be part of any feasible solution. Though this problem is addressed in the academic literature and has numerous applications, there are no open-source implementations of algorithms that solve it. This article proposes "rsppfp" an R package that offers functionalities that solve the SPPFP by transforming it into the traditional shortest path problem. Its main strengths are its parallel processing capability, and it is high compatibility with packages for other network research. In this paper, we describe the design and functionality of "rsppfp" report an evaluation made with different graph structures, and provide guidelines and examples for its use.
Subject Mathematical Software
Software Engineering
Keyword(s) Forbidden paths
Network flows
R package
Shortest path
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.softx.2019.03.004
Copyright notice © 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
ISSN 2352-7110
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