Finite-size effects on the convergence time in continuous-opinion dynamics.

  title={Finite-size effects on the convergence time in continuous-opinion dynamics.},
  author={Hang-Hyun Jo and Naoki Masuda},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  volume={104 1-1},
We study finite-size effects on the convergence time in a continuous-opinion dynamics model. In the model, each individual's opinion is represented by a real number on a finite interval, e.g., [0,1], and a uniformly randomly chosen individual updates its opinion by partially mimicking the opinion of a uniformly randomly chosen neighbor. We numerically find that the characteristic time to the convergence increases as the system size increases according to a particular functional form in the case… 

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