# System of mobile agents to model social networks.

@article{Gonzlez2006SystemOM, title={System of mobile agents to model social networks.}, author={Marta C. Gonz{\'a}lez and Pedro G. Lind and Hans J. Herrmann}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2006}, volume={96 8}, pages={ 088702 } }

We propose a model of mobile agents to construct social networks, based on a system of moving particles by keeping track of the collisions during their permanence in the system. We reproduce not only the degree distribution, clustering coefficient, and shortest path length of a large database of empirical friendship networks recently collected, but also some features related with their community structure. The model is completely characterized by the collision rate, and above a critical…

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