Recurrence Quantification Analysis

Theory and Best Practices

  • Charles L. Webber, Jr.
  • Norbert Marwan

Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. RQA Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Norbert Marwan, Charles L. Webber Jr.
      Pages 3-43
    3. Philippe Faure, Annick Lesne
      Pages 45-63
    4. Yong Zou, M. Carmen Romano, Marco Thiel, Jürgen Kurths
      Pages 65-99
    5. Reik V. Donner, Jonathan F. Donges, Yong Zou, Jan H. Feldhoff
      Pages 101-163
  3. RQA Best Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Alfredo Colosimo, Alessandro Giuliani
      Pages 167-193
    3. Federica Censi, Giovanni Calcagnini, Sergio Cerutti
      Pages 195-212
    4. Clifton Frilot II, Paul Y. Kim, Simona Carrubba, David E. McCarty, Andrew L. Chesson Jr., Andrew A. Marino
      Pages 213-251
    5. Giovanna Zimatore, Marta Cavagnaro
      Pages 253-278
    6. Arkadiusz Syta, Grzegorz Litak
      Pages 279-290
    7. Tamaz Chelidze, Teimuraz Matcharashvili
      Pages 291-334
    8. Eleni I. Vlahogianni, Matthew G. Karlaftis, John C. Golias
      Pages 375-397
    9. Kevin Shockley, Michael A. Riley
      Pages 399-421

About this book


The analysis of recurrences in dynamical systems by using recurrence plots and their quantification is still an emerging field.  Over the past decades recurrence plots have proven to be valuable data visualization and analysis tools in the theoretical study of complex, time-varying dynamical systems as well as in various applications in biology, neuroscience, kinesiology, psychology, physiology, engineering, physics, geosciences, linguistics, finance, economics, and other disciplines.  

This multi-authored book intends to comprehensively introduce and showcase recent advances as well as established best practices concerning both theoretical and practical aspects of recurrence plot based analysis.  Edited and authored by leading researcher in the field, the various chapters address an interdisciplinary readership, ranging from theoretical physicists to application-oriented scientists in all data-providing disciplines.


Analysis of Recurrences Complex Systems Dynamical Patterns in Seismology Long Time-Scale Recurrences in Ecology Mathematical Analysis of Time-varying Nonlinear Recurrence Pattern Phase Space Reconstruction Recurrence Analysis and Quantification Recurrences in Dynamical Systems System Trajectories

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles L. Webber, Jr.
    • 1
  • Norbert Marwan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cell and Molecular PhysiologyLoyola UniversityMaywoodUSA
  2. 2.Transdisciplinary Concepts and MethodsPotsdam Institute for Climate Research Research DomainPotsdamGermany

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