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navigable_small_world_graph(n, p=1, q=1, r=2, dim=2, seed=None)¶
Return a navigable small-world graph.
A navigable small-world graph is a directed grid with additional long-range connections that are chosen randomly.
[...] we begin with a set of nodes [...] that are identified with the set of lattice points in an square, , and we define the lattice distance between two nodes and to be the number of “lattice steps” separating them: . For a universal constant , the node has a directed edge to every other node within lattice distance — these are its local contacts. For universal constants and we also construct directed edges from to other nodes (the long-range contacts) using independent random trials; the has endpoint with probability proportional to .
- n (int) – The number of nodes.
- p (int) – The diameter of short range connections. Each node is joined with every other node within this lattice distance.
- q (int) – The number of long-range connections for each node.
- r (float) – Exponent for decaying probability of connections. The probability of connecting to a node at lattice distance is .
- dim (int) – Dimension of grid
- seed (int, optional) – Seed for random number generator (default=None).
 J. Kleinberg. The small-world phenomenon: An algorithmic perspective. Proc. 32nd ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, 2000.