Directed scale-free graphs


We introduce a model for directed scale-free graphs that grow with preferential attachment depending in a natural way on the in- and out-degrees. We show that the resulting in- and out-degree distributions are power laws with different exponents, reproducing observed properties of the world-wide web. We also derive exponents for the distribution of in- (out-) degrees among vertices with fixed out- (in-) degree. We conclude by suggesting a corresponding model with hidden variables.

Publication Title

Proceedings of the Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms

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