Condition numbers and scale free graphs

  • G. Acosta
  • M. Graña
  • J. P. PinascoEmail author
Mathematical Physics


In this work we study the condition number of the least square matrix corresponding to scale free networks. We compute a theoretical lower bound of the condition number which proves that they are ill conditioned. Also, we analyze several matrices from networks generated with Linear Preferential Attachment, Edge Redirection and Attach to Edges models, showing that it is very difficult to compute the power law exponent by the least square method due to the severe lost of accuracy expected from the corresponding condition numbers.


02.60.Dc Numerical linear algebra 05.10Ln Monte Carlo methods 89.75.-k Complex systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de CienciasBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Depto de Matematicas, FCEyN, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad UniversitariaCiudad de Buenos AiresArgentina

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