## Why people choose 0.2 as the value of linking length in the friends-of-friends algorithm?

Yun Wang
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Affiliation: Jilin University

### Why people choose 0.2 as the value of linking length in the friends-of-friends algorithm?

Friends-of-friends (hereafter FOF) algorithm is commonly used to find halos in cosmological simulations. And FOF depends on only one parameter, i.e. linking length, , where is the volume of the simulation box, and is the number of dark matter particles.

In most literatures, the value of is set as 0.2. What does means physically?