class make_random_contacts(pop_size, n, overshoot=1.2, dispersion=None, mapping=None)[source]#

Make random static contacts for a single layer as an edgelist.

  • pop_size (int) – number of agents to create contacts between (N)

  • n (int) – the average number of contacts per person for this layer

  • overshoot (float) – to avoid needing to take multiple Poisson draws

  • dispersion (float) – if not None, use a negative binomial distribution with this dispersion parameter instead of Poisson to make the contacts

  • mapping (array) – optionally map the generated indices onto new indices


Dictionary of two arrays defining UIDs of the edgelist (sources and targets)

New in 3.1.1: optimized and updated arguments.