A new study challenges one of the most celebrated and controversial ideas in network science. (See comments for reflections on the controversy)
Are scale-free networks rare or universal? Important or not? We present the recent research about degree distributions of networks. This is a controversial topic, but, we argue, with some adjustments of the terminology, it does not have to be.
Discussion and links: Scale-free networks are rare
A study’s failure to find scale-free networks where decades of research has documented their existence offers a cautionary tale on using search criteria that fails elementary tests.
Source: Love is All You Need – Albert-László Barabási responds