Scaling laws for the movement of people between locations in a large city

Gerardo Chowell-Puente, J. M. Hyman, S. Eubank, C. Castillo-Chavez

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The optimize traffic flow of Portland simulated movements of people between locations detected using scaling laws were discussed. The simulated movements of 1.6×106 individuals in a computer model were analyzed during a typical day in the city. The directed edges and connecting nodes of the graphs were weighted by the simulated movements of traffic in different locations. It was observed that the Portland network has strong linear correlation between the out-degree and total-out traffic distributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number066102
Pages (from-to)661021-661027
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number6 2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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