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Complex Network Analysis in Python by Dmitry Zinoviev

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If dogs could reason and criticize us they’d be sure to find just as much that would be funny to them, if not far more, in the social relations of men, their masters—far more, indeed.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian writer

Chapter 6Understanding Social Networks

Individuals, groups, and organizations also form networks. Such networks are called social networks. They are historically the longest-studied and probably the most familiar and intuitive complex networks. Social network nodes are explicitly related through friendship, kinship, and membership.

In this chapter, you will learn the taxonomy of social networks and their edges. You will understand the role of weak and strong edges in information dissemination and preservation, and the importance ...

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