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Category: math art

Western States Power Grid

Below is a network representing  the topology of the Western States Power Grid of the United States. The size and color intensity reflect the “importance” of a certain node. I wish those big red dots would never shut down!

western_states_power_grid copyData compiled by D. Watts and S. Strogatz and are available online at the Mark Newman‘s webpage. Visualization is done via yEd.