# single-source shortest-path problem

(classic problem)

**Definition:**
Find the *shortest paths* from a specific *source* *vertex* to every other vertex in a *weighted, directed graph*. *Dijkstra's algorithm* solves this if all weights are nonnegative. The *Bellman-Ford algorithm* handles any weights.

**See also**
*graph*, *all pairs shortest path*, *single-destination shortest-path problem*, *DAG shortest paths*, *shortest path*.

*Note:
Equivalent to the single-destination shortest-path problem with all directions reversed.*

Author: PEB

## Implementation

See implementations at graph.

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