Bee at Backreaction points to a use for graph theory
The topology of the High School Romance/Sexual network is interesting.
I’m a little bit surprised by the structure, and assume that the disconnected branches are real, and not illustrating sub-structure of the main graph.
I would have expected more tree like connection between the main side branches, not a ring topology.
I also assume the left out the isolated points and points that connect only to other networks…
BUT, there is at least one flaw – if the structure is romance, rather than physical sexual connection, then the graphs ought to be directional.
I suspect that an honest romance network with uni and bidirectional graphs would look quite different.
I suspect Bee is also correct in inferring dishonest reporting based on the sparseness of the homosexual links.
Of course it gets better when you go to College