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I have a graph of Points G(V,E) and I want to find the shortest path covering all the edge, I want the minimum number of edge repetitions . Which is the best way to reduce this problem to well know problems like TSP , Hamiltonian circuit , Hamltonian completion ?

Thank you.

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Well, all you need is to take care of vertices of odd degree: you have to split all of them but 2 into pairs and joint the pairs so that the total length is minimal. That is exactly the optimal matching problem, which certainly belongs to the category of "well-known". –  fedja Jul 17 '11 at 12:05
Thank you for your suggestion –  Denis Jul 18 '11 at 8:21

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That is Chinese Postman Path. Search for Chinese Postman Problem...

E.g., this section from some book looks comprehensive:

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Thank you for the solution –  Denis Jul 18 '11 at 8:21

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