Table 1 Variables and parameters of the model and their meanings.

From: Cooperation on dynamic networks within an uncertain reputation environment

α i cooperation index of agent i
\({\hat{\alpha }}_{i}\) average cooperation index of agent i’s neighbors
F factor on agents’ decision (model parameter, [MP])
p coop  = F\({\hat{\alpha }}_{i}\) probability of cooperation for reliable agents
p accept probability of accepting a new link
p cut  = 1 − p accept probability of cutting a link to a neighbor
f ch fraction of cheater agents in the population (MP)
\({\rho }_{D}^{ch}\) probability of direct defection for cheater agents (MP)
\({\rho }_{R}^{rel}\) probability of purchasing reputation for reliable agents (MP)