Ding, YM (reprint author), Hubei Univ, Fac Phys & Elect Engn, Wuhan 430062, Peoples R China.
; Zhou, Bin] Hubei Univ, Fac Phys & Elect Engn, Wuhan 430062, Peoples R China
; [Ding, Yimin
; Chen, Xiaosong] Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Theoret Phys, State Key Lab Theoret Phys, Beijing 100190, Peoples R China
Aiming to understand real-world hierarchical networks whose degree distributions are neither power law nor exponential, we construct a hybrid clique network that includes both homogeneous and inhomogeneous parts, and introduce an inhomogeneity parameter to tune the ratio between the homogeneous part and the inhomogeneous one. We perform Monte-Carlo simulations to study various properties of such a network, including the degree distribution, the average shortest-path-length, the clustering coefficient, the clustering spectrum, and the communicability. (c) 2014 Published by Elsevier B.V.