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Re: Greetings and projects

> Now, having a peculiar fixation with graphs and networks, I have been
> slowly crawling the gopherspace (only type 1 selectors) to produce a
> comprehensive graph and to obtain some statistics to share with the
> community. My intention is to do the crawl *once*, construct the graph
> of menus, and make it freely available (in anonymised form,
> i.e. sha256sums of selectors) together with some aggregated stats
> about its structure, e.g. about number of servers and selectors,
> degree distribution, typical distances between nodes, clusters,
> centrality distribution, etc, and maybe a couple of plots. This would
> give us a quantitative understanding of how the gopherspace looks like
> today. Then, if you think the work is worth anything, we could repeat
> the experiment at intervals of 6 months or more, e.g. to track the
> growth of the network and its evolution. Otherwise we could just live
> with what we got.

That's a fascinating project. I look forward to seeing your first pass at it.

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