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Chaos and Non-linear Tools in Website Visits

  • Maria Carmela CatoneEmail author
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)

Abstract

The present work is an application of linear and non-linear tools, with particular attention to the chaotic dynamics, in order to analyze the daily visits to the Italian newspaper website “La Repubblica”. The series is examined, using the time chart, the recurrence plot and the power spectrum. In the phase space, the detrend series consists of 5 clusters of points, explained by the frequency distribution that is centred on 3 values. The analysis is performed by calculating the embedding dimension, Lyapunov exponents and the correlation dimension that suggests the existence of an attractor. A non-linear forecast of the following values is made. In conclusion, some theoretical issues on the characteristics of a chaotic system emerge.

Keywords

Chaos Recurrence Websites 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political Science and SociologyUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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