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Implementation in Loglet Lab

The Loglet Lab software package allows users to fit several logistic pulses to a series, elucidating clues to the components that form the wiggles, speedups, and set backs that Kindleberger described so well. Users are prompted to provide the fitting engine with a bare amount of information (i.e., how many components to use); the fitting engine, as its name would imply, does the mathematical calculations to obtain the parameters which optimally describe the logistic, and plots the resulting curve. Once the fit has been made, users can access the various visualizations which we described above.

The following section will describe the mathematics of the fitting engine and the mathematical motivations behind analyzing systems with logistic growth.



Perrin S Meyer
1998-07-14