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Erdos Number Calculator January 30, 2009

Posted by keithkchan in fun stuffs.

Today my friend Barusky introduced an interesting calculator to me. First let me introduce the Erdos number. Suppose you co-author a paper with somebody, somebody co-author a paper with another body. The generate a network linking different authors together. Through this network, you can reach somebody, say Paul Erdos. The Erdos number is the minimal number of links that you can link to Erdos. This network increases very rapidly. So if you write a paper with somebody, it is likely you have an Erdos number from 4 to 8. You can check your Erdos number using the Erdos number calculator . I have checked that my Erdos number is 6. Of course you can change it to other famous people you want to link to, say Albert Einstein. My Einstein number is also 6. Have fun.



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