On a growth model for complex networks capable of producing power-law out-degree distributions with wide range exponents Article uri icon


  • The out-degree distribution is one of the most reported topological properties to characterize real complex networks. This property describes the probability that a node in the network has a particular number of outgoing links. It has been found that in many real complex networks the out-degree has a behavior similar to a power-law distribution, therefore some network growth models have been proposed to approximate this behavior. This paper introduces a new growth model that allows to produce out-degree distributions that decay as a power-law with an exponent in the range from 1 to ∞. © 2015, Nature Publishing Group. All rights reserved.

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  • 2015-01-01