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Burst / Peak : statistics and metrics

  1. Oct 3, 2008 #1
    Hi all,

    I'm very new to this forum and I hope my question isn't too trivial.

    My problem: I need to analyze some numeric data. I have a sample every second in 17 series. So every second I get 17 samples of data, most of the higher series (10-17) being zero all the time.

    I now want to analyze this data to find peaks and bursts of data. But how do I do that? What is a burst/peak by definition? So far I've found that a burst is a high data rate within a short time period. But what is high and what is short? How can I deduct this from my data?

    Furthermore, I need to use some metrics/statistics on the peaks and bursts, e.g. mean peak size, maximum burst size. But I can't find any document or standard specifying standard ways to do this. Any help would be very much appreciated!

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