What network scientists do when they’re bored

Or maybe it’s just me when I’m bored, I haven’t blogged in a while, and the wife┬áis working late. Inspired by this tweet about the distribution of colors in the L.L. Bean Home Fall 2014 catalog, I took it upon myself to analyze the network of color-product relationships.

A color is linked to another color if you can buy a product in both colors. For example, because 240-Thread Count Cotton Satteen Bedding is available in both “Lakeside” and “Pale Moss” these two colors are linked together on the network.

color_network_lccYou can find a copy of the graph file here.