Topological Sort in Graphs

This lesson will teach you how to write a recursive code for topological sorting in graphs.

What is Topological Sort?

Topological Sort is a way to order a directed acyclic graph. A directed graph has edges that are incoming or outgoing, meaning that they have a specific direction. An acyclic graph has no cycles, i.e., a node is not reachable from its ancestors. A topological sort takes a graph and finds the order of its nodes so it always starts from a node that has no incoming edges and then traverses the adjacent nodes. Note that the current node is before its adjacent. The illustration below will help explain this concept better.

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