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Complex Network Analysis in Python by Dmitry Zinoviev

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Divide et impera.

Attributed to Philip II, King of Macedon

Chapter 11Unearthing the Network Structure

You’re probably not going to be surprised that complex networks have...a complex structure. From the ancient times to modern days, researchers and practitioners have confronted complexity by dividing a complex system into smaller parts—constituents—and then taking a closer look at the parts and making sense out of them. A part could be as small as a single network node or as large as a so-called giant connected component (GCC). (You will meet a GCC laterhere; for now, it suffices to know that it is giant.) You need a “network-o-scope” to zoom in and out—and you’re going to build it in this chapter.

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