Ah the old Reddit switch-a-roo analyzed

17 March 2012

So after clicking through what seemed an infinite amount of tabs from one of these switcheroo comments I finally wrote down the script which analyzed the graph. I'd suggest you ignore the following png and take a gander at the network pdf of the switcharoo graph because you can click through to the links. The old reddit switch-a-roo analyzed image To recap - 50 nodes, 52 edges, though there are probably more out there that point into some point of that chain. And here are the awards: There. I hope that didn't take away from the magic.

Appendix - The hardships

This was overly hard to do - first of all NSFW links gave me the "are you over 18?" prompt which for some reason I wasn't able to solve by cookies. I eventually turned to the mobile version of the site (append ".compact") to avoid the prompts completely. Also, matplotlib and networkx aren't that fun for drawing graphs it seems. To visualize and output the graph I eventually used gephi which was somewhat easy although has it's clunkiness baggage.