The watershed of feedbacks

This is a follow-up to my previous post about the differences between the traditions of integrative, systemsy science. I will use the same –5 to +5 scale as in that post. Negative numbers are not bad but represent people, papers, places, and concepts more to the complex systems / Santa Fe Institute side. Positive numbers […]

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(This is a light-hearted and ill-researched post. When the infinite amount of free time I ordered on Amazon finally arrives, I might dig into it deeply and be serious.) Everyone who tries to read widely about systemsy stuff will inevitably feel puzzled by the large-scale flow of ideas. In particular, there is a—sometimes crystal clear, […]

Frozen weighted network

Yesterday a paper by Mason Porter, Hiroki Sayama, and myself was published in Frontiers for Young Minds. It attempts to present network centrality to the Frozen generation. In the spirit of data sharing, you can find the raw data below. It is the undirected network of who talks to whom and how many lines they […]

Reproducing computational studies in general and general network dismantling in particular

June 21, that authors of the General Network Dismantling paper sent me a reply with their comments on this blog post. You can read it here. I will comment on it later.   This post is about some recent experiences and thoughts of reproducing the computational results of a paper. Thoughts about computational reproducibility Reproducibility […]

Firsts in network science

I revised this post after comments from Urska Demsar, Travis Gibson, Des Higham, Mason Porter, Max Schich, Jan Peter Schäfermeyer, Johan Ugander, and Jean-Gabriel Young. Thanks! Our field is interdisciplinary, and many smart people have been thinking about similar things. No wonder things get reinvented and rediscovered many times. I don’t think science is a […]