## Abstract

We describe a new random greedy algorithm for generating regular graphs of high girth: Let k ≥ 3 and c ∈ (0, 1) be fixed. Let (Formula presented.) ℕ be even and set (Formula presented.). Begin with a Hamilton cycle G on n vertices. As long as the smallest degree (Formula presented.), choose, uniformly at random, two vertices u, v ∈ V(G) of degree (Formula presented.) whose distance is at least g − 1. If there are no such vertex pairs, abort. Otherwise, add the edge uv to E(G). We show that with high probability this algorithm yields a k-regular graph with girth at least g. Our analysis also implies that there are (Formula presented.) labeled k-regular n-vertex graphs with girth at least g.

Original language | American English |
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Pages (from-to) | 345-369 |

Number of pages | 25 |

Journal | Random Structures and Algorithms |

Volume | 58 |

Issue number | 2 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Mar 2021 |

### Bibliographical note

Funding Information:This research was supported by the Israel Science Foundation, Grant number: 659/18. Funding information

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## Keywords

- graph processes
- high-girth graphs
- random greedy algorithms