Stack Overflow

This is the bipartite Stack Overflow favorite network. Stack Overflow is the main question and answer website of the Stack Exchange Network. The nodes represent users and posts. An undirected, unweighted edge denotes that a user has marked a post as a favorite.


Internal namestackexchange-stackoverflow
NameStack Overflow
Data source
AvailabilityDataset is available for download
Consistency checkDataset passed all tests
Rating network
Node meaningUser, post
Edge meaningFavorite
Network formatBipartite, undirected
Edge typeUnweighted, no multiple edges
Temporal data Edges are annotated with timestamps


Size n =641,876
Left size n1 =545,196
Right size n2 =96,680
Volume m =1,301,942
Wedge count s =205,586,615
Claw count z =168,997,476,966
Cross count x =188,183,075,262,776
Square count q =18,293,548
4-Tour count T4 =971,310,588
Maximum degree dmax =6,119
Maximum left degree d1max =4,917
Maximum right degree d2max =6,119
Average degree d =4.056 68
Average left degree d1 =2.388 03
Average right degree d2 =13.466 5
Fill p =2.470 03 × 10−5
Size of LCC N =605,159
Diameter δ =20
50-Percentile effective diameter δ0.5 =5.257 96
90-Percentile effective diameter δ0.9 =6.423 08
Median distance δM =6
Mean distance δm =5.576 15
Gini coefficient G =0.705 753
Balanced inequality ratio P =0.214 349
Left balanced inequality ratio P1 =0.309 018
Right balanced inequality ratio P2 =0.196 541
Relative edge distribution entropy Her =0.890 745
Power law exponent γ =2.797 70
Tail power law exponent γt =2.011 00
Degree assortativity ρ =−0.039 986 1
Degree assortativity p-value pρ =0.000 00
Spectral norm α =99.977 2
Algebraic connectivity a =0.013 941 0


Degree distribution

Cumulative degree distribution

Lorenz curve

Spectral distribution of the adjacency matrix

Spectral distribution of the normalized adjacency matrix

Spectral distribution of the Laplacian

Spectral graph drawing based on the adjacency matrix

Spectral graph drawing based on the Laplacian

Spectral graph drawing based on the normalized adjacency matrix

Hop distribution

Temporal distribution

Diameter/density evolution

Inter-event distribution

Node-level inter-event distribution

Matrix decompositions plots



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[2] Stack Exchange Inc. Stack exchange data explorer., 2011.