So as a first-pass exploration into the community structure aspect of complex networks, in particular arXiv, I read-up, then scripted up an exploration on some test citation networks. End result: some marginal progress as expected, but it bought me some increased maturity and satisfaction of concrete play. Also, who doesn’t like to click on nodes and see the communities?
Special thanks post-exploration to Aaron Clauset and Michelle Girvan who gave me helpful guidance and suggestions on continuing with this community analysis research after a particularly insightful talk given today. Now finally on to more interesting reading/work on a topic I’ve meant to learn properly for a while.