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preferential_attachment_graph(aseq, p, create_using=None, seed=None)[source]

Create a bipartite graph with a preferential attachment model from a given single degree sequence.

  • aseq (list) – Degree sequence for node set A.
  • p (float) – Probability that a new bottom node is added.
  • create_using (NetworkX graph instance, optional) – Return graph of this type.
  • seed (integer, random_state, or None (default)) – Indicator of random number generation state. See Randomness.


[1]Guillaume, J.L. and Latapy, M., Bipartite graphs as models of complex networks. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 2006, 371(2), pp.795-813.
[2]Jean-Loup Guillaume and Matthieu Latapy, Bipartite structure of all complex networks, Inf. Process. Lett. 90, 2004, pg. 215-221 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ipl.2004.03.007


This function is not imported in the main namespace. To use it you have to explicitly import the bipartite package.