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Data Processing in Chronobiological Studies

  • J. De Prins
  • B. Hecquet

Abstract

Observations of plants and animals show that their activities are time dependent. Measurements of physiological quantities as a function of time often display the presence of more or less repetitive patterns in living organisms, including man. Such observations raise many questions. Is a pattern, i. e. a rhythm, present or do we only observe random fluctuations? How are we able to characterize what we see? Precise answers to these questions require the choice of procedures, giving us pertinent parameters, to qualify and quantify our observations.

Keywords

Linear Filter Chaotic Sequence Sinusoidal Function Autocovariance Function Maximum Entropy Spectral Analysis 
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  • B. Hecquet

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