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Title: q-Weibull distributions describing commercial service routes.
Authors: Ferreira, Ronan Silva
Silva, Priscila Caroline Albuquerque da
Keywords: Networks
Complex systems
Issue Date: 2020
Citation: FERREIRA, R. S.; SILVA, P. C. A. da. q-Weibull distributions describing commercial service routes. Physica A, v. 541, mar. 2020. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 10 mar. 2020.
Abstract: We present an investigation of the mode of road transport in Brazil combining tools of complex networks and real-data. Our analysis involves a dataset based on the service routes inscribed on the Brazilian Transport Agency database. Although connectivity distributions of road networks worldwide are usually claimed as described by a power-law fashion, we report a better fit for the Brazilian case offered by the q-Weibull distribution. In our approach nodes assume the role of localities, whereas links represent service routes among them. Interestingly, a rapid drop takes place on the tail of the data distribution for a particular range of the number of outgoing connections. The mechanism responsible for driving this drop is revealed by investigating the spectral centrality of the network and different patterns of disassortative mixture, for both incoming and outgoing distributions. Besides a discussion about a power law description, we report a contrast with two different distributions. They are interpolated by the q-Weibull one: the Weibull and the q-exponential distributions. Moreover, we study the reciprocity of this network, which reflects the influence of mutual links over dynamical processes. This kind of analysis is indispensable for studies on human mobility, shipping, and a multi-modal perspective
ISSN: 0378-4371
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