### On a growth model for complex networks capable of producing power-law out-degree distributions with wide range exponents.

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**ABSTRACT**: The out-degree distribution is one of the most reported topological properties to characterize real complex networks. This property describes the probability that a node in the network has a particular number of outgoing links. It has been found that in many real complex networks the out-degree has a behavior similar to a power-law distribution, therefore some network growth models have been proposed to approximate this behavior. This paper introduces a new growth model that allows to produce out-degree distributions that decay as a power-law with an exponent in the range from 1 to ∞.

**SUBMITTER: **Esquivel-Gomez J

**PROVIDER: **S-EPMC4358025 | BioStudies | 2015-01-01

**SECONDARY ACCESSION(S): **10.1038/srep09067

**REPOSITORIES: ** biostudies

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