By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Research findings on Information Technology are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting out of Hangzhou, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "Introducing and studying two types of time series, referred to as R1 and R2, we try to enrich the set of time series available for time dependent informetric studies. In a first part we focus on mathematical properties, while in a second part we check if these properties are visible in real data."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Zhejiang University, "This practical application uses data in the social sciences related to top Chinese universities. R1 sequences always increase over time, tending relatively fast to one, while R2 sequences have a decreasing tendency tending to zero in practical cases. They can best be used over relatively short periods of time. R1 sequences can be used to detect the rate with which cumulative data increase, while R2 sequences detect the relative rate of development. The article ends by pointing out that these time series can be used to compare innovative activities in firms. Clearly, this investigation is just a first attempt."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "More studies are needed, including comparisons with other related sequences."
For more information on this research see: Two time series, their meaning and some applications. Journal of Informetrics, 2013;7(3):603-610. Journal of Informetrics can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Informetrics - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/709551)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R. Rousseau, Zhejiang University, Sch Med, Medical Informat Center, Hangzhou 310058, Zhejiang, People's Republic of China.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Hangzhou, Information Technology, People's Republic of China
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