We have introduced Graph basics in Graph and its representations. In this post, a different STL-based representation is used that can be helpful to quickly implement graphs using vectors. The implementation is for the adjacency list representation of the graph.

Following is an example undirected and unweighted graph with 5 vertices.

Below is an adjacency list representation of the graph.

We use vectors in STL to implement graphs using adjacency list representation.

- vector: A sequence container. Here we use it to store adjacency lists of all vertices. We use vertex numbers as the index in this vector.

The idea is to represent a graph as an array of vectors such that every vector represents the adjacency list of a vertex. Below is a complete STL-based C++ program for DFS Traversal.

## C++

`// A simple representation of graph using STL,` `// for the purpose of competitive programming` `#include<bits/stdc++.h>` `using` `namespace` `std;` `// A utility function to add an edge in an` `// undirected graph.` `void` `addEdge(vector<` `int` `> adj[], ` `int` `u, ` `int` `v)` `{` ` ` `adj[u].push_back(v);` ` ` `adj[v].push_back(u);` `}` `// A utility function to do DFS of graph` `// recursively from a given vertex u.` `void` `DFSUtil(` `int` `u, vector<` `int` `> adj[],` ` ` `vector<` `bool` `> &visited)` `{` ` ` `visited[u] = ` `true` `;` ` ` `cout << u << ` `" "` `;` ` ` `for` `(` `int` `i=0; i<adj[u].size(); i++)` ` ` `if` `(visited[adj[u][i]] == ` `false` `)` ` ` `DFSUtil(adj[u][i], adj, visited);` `}` `// This function does DFSUtil() for all` `// unvisited vertices.` `void` `DFS(vector<` `int` `> adj[], ` `int` `V)` `{` ` ` `vector<` `bool` `> visited(V, ` `false` `);` ` ` `for` `(` `int` `u=0; u<V; u++)` ` ` `if` `(visited[u] == ` `false` `)` ` ` `DFSUtil(u, adj, visited);` `}` `// Driver code` `int` `main()` `{` ` ` `int` `V = 5;` ` ` `// The below line may not work on all` ` ` `// compilers. If it does not work on` ` ` `// your compiler, please replace it with` ` ` `// following` ` ` `// vector<int> *adj = new vector<int>[V];` ` ` `vector<` `int` `> adj[V];` ` ` `// Vertex numbers should be from 0 to 4.` ` ` `addEdge(adj, 0, 1);` ` ` `addEdge(adj, 0, 4);` ` ` `addEdge(adj, 1, 2);` ` ` `addEdge(adj, 1, 3);` ` ` `addEdge(adj, 1, 4);` ` ` `addEdge(adj, 2, 3);` ` ` `addEdge(adj, 3, 4);` ` ` `DFS(adj, V);` ` ` `return` `0;` `}` |

## Python3

`# A simple representation of graph using STL,` `# for the purpose of competitive programming` `# A utility function to add an edge in an` `# undirected graph.` `def` `addEdge(adj, u, v):` ` ` `adj[u].append(v)` ` ` `adj[v].append(u)` ` ` `return` `adj` `# A utility function to do DFS of graph` `# recursively from a given vertex u.` `def` `DFSUtil(u, adj, visited):` ` ` `visited[u] ` `=` `True` ` ` `print` `(u, end ` `=` `" "` `)` ` ` `for` `i ` `in` `range` `(` `len` `(adj[u])):` ` ` `if` `(visited[adj[u][i]] ` `=` `=` `False` `):` ` ` `DFSUtil(adj[u][i], adj, visited)` `# This function does DFSUtil() for all` `# unvisited vertices.` `def` `DFS(adj, V):` ` ` `visited ` `=` `[` `False` `]` `*` `(V` `+` `1` `)` ` ` `for` `u ` `in` `range` `(V):` ` ` `if` `(visited[u] ` `=` `=` `False` `):` ` ` `DFSUtil(u, adj, visited)` `# Driver code` `if` `__name__ ` `=` `=` `'__main__'` `:` ` ` `V ` `=` `5` ` ` `# The below line may not work on all` ` ` `# compilers. If it does not work on` ` ` `# your compiler, please replace it with` ` ` `# following` ` ` `# vector<int> *adj = new vector<int>[V]` ` ` `adj ` `=` `[[] ` `for` `i ` `in` `range` `(V)]` ` ` `# Vertex numbers should be from 0 to 4.` ` ` `adj ` `=` `addEdge(adj, ` `0` `, ` `1` `)` ` ` `adj ` `=` `addEdge(adj, ` `0` `, ` `4` `)` ` ` `adj ` `=` `addEdge(adj, ` `1` `, ` `2` `)` ` ` `adj ` `=` `addEdge(adj, ` `1` `, ` `3` `)` ` ` `adj ` `=` `addEdge(adj, ` `1` `, ` `4` `)` ` ` `adj ` `=` `addEdge(adj, ` `2` `, ` `3` `)` ` ` `adj ` `=` `addEdge(adj, ` `3` `, ` `4` `)` ` ` `DFS(adj, V)` `# This code is contributed by mohit kumar 29.` |

## Javascript

`<script>` `// A simple representation of graph using STL,` `// for the purpose of competitive programming` ` ` ` ` ` ` `// A utility function to add an edge in an` `// undirected graph.` ` ` `function` `addEdge(adj,u,v)` ` ` `{` ` ` `adj[u].push(v);` ` ` `adj[v].push(u);` ` ` `}` ` ` ` ` `// A utility function to do DFS of graph` `// recursively from a given vertex u.` ` ` `function` `DFSUtil(u,adj,visited)` ` ` `{` ` ` `visited[u] = ` `true` `;` ` ` `document.write(u+` `" "` `);` ` ` `for` `(let i=0; i<adj[u].length; i++)` ` ` `if` `(visited[adj[u][i]] == ` `false` `)` ` ` `DFSUtil(adj[u][i], adj, visited);` ` ` `}` ` ` ` ` `// This function does DFSUtil() for all` `// unvisited vertices.` ` ` `function` `DFS(adj,V)` ` ` `{` ` ` `let visited=` `new` `Array(V);` ` ` `for` `(let i=0;i<V;i++)` ` ` `{` ` ` `visited[i]=` `false` `;` ` ` `}` ` ` `for` `(let u=0; u<V; u++)` ` ` `if` `(visited[u] == ` `false` `)` ` ` `DFSUtil(u, adj, visited);` ` ` `}` ` ` ` ` `// Driver code` ` ` `let V = 5;` ` ` ` ` `// The below line may not work on all` ` ` `// compilers. If it does not work on` ` ` `// your compiler, please replace it with` ` ` `// following` ` ` `// vector<int> *adj = new vector<int>[V];` ` ` `let adj=` `new` `Array(V);` ` ` `for` `(let i=0;i<V;i++)` ` ` `{` ` ` `adj[i]=[];` ` ` `}` ` ` ` ` `// Vertex numbers should be from 0 to 4.` ` ` `addEdge(adj, 0, 1);` ` ` `addEdge(adj, 0, 4);` ` ` `addEdge(adj, 1, 2);` ` ` `addEdge(adj, 1, 3);` ` ` `addEdge(adj, 1, 4);` ` ` `addEdge(adj, 2, 3);` ` ` `addEdge(adj, 3, 4);` ` ` `DFS(adj, V);` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` `// This code is contributed by unknown2108` `</script>` |

**Output : **

0 1 2 3 4

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