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Network nodes simulation using arrays

Syed@7
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Joined: Apr 05, 2007
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Hi,
I am try to do a simulation for a computer network.My objective is to interconnect nodes to each other.For e.g node1 is connected to node3,4,5 and so on.I am using an array of 500 elements for this. The nodes are randomly connected to each other.So for e.g. how do i make the elements 3,4,5(nodes) refer to element 1(node).
Keith Lynn
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Joined: Feb 07, 2005
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I think a type of LinkedList would work better than an array for that.
Stan James
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Joined: Jan 29, 2003
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Maybe give each Node a collection of connected Nodes. Then your Network could do things like:

Now you can randomly select two Nodes from your array and connect them.

Does that get you started?


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