# dwave_networkx.algorithms.elimination_ordering.pegasus_elimination_order¶

pegasus_elimination_order(n, coordinates=False)[source]

Provides a variable elimination order for the Pegasus graph.

The treewidth of a Pegasus graph pegasus_graph(n) is lower-bounded by $$12n-11$$ and upper bounded by $$12n-4$$ [BBRR] .

Simple pegasus variable elimination order rules:

• eliminate vertical qubits, one column at a time

• eliminate horizontal qubits in each column once their adjacent vertical qubits have been eliminated

Parameters
• n (int) – The size parameter for the Pegasus lattice.

• coordinates (bool, optional (default False)) – If True, the elimination order is given in terms of 4-term Pegasus coordinates, otherwise given in linear indices.

Returns

order – An elimination order that provides an upper bound on the treewidth.

Return type

list