10-14 October 2016
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
America/Los_Angeles timezone

Application of econometric and ecology analysis methods in physics software

11 Oct 2016, 11:45
GG A+B (San Francisco Mariott Marquis)


San Francisco Mariott Marquis

Oral Track 5: Software Development Track 5: Software Development


Maria Grazia Pia (Universita e INFN Genova (IT))


Some data analysis methods typically used in econometric studies and in ecology have been evaluated and applied in physics software environments. They concern the evolution of observables through objective identification of change points and trends, and measurements of inequality, diversity and evenness across a data set. Within each one of these analysis areas, several statistical tests and measures have been examined, often comparing multiple implementations of the same algorithm available in R or developed by us.

The presentation will introduce the analysis methods and the details of their statistical formulation, and will review their relation with information theory concepts, such as Shannon entropy. It will report the results of their use in two real-life scenarios, which pertain to diverse application domains: the validation of simulation models and the quantification of software quality. It will discuss the lessons learned, highlighting the capabilities and shortcomings identified in this pioneering study.

Secondary Keyword (Optional) Experience/plans from outside experimental HEP/NP
Primary Keyword (Mandatory) Analysis tools and techniques

Primary authors

Chan Hyeong Kim (Hanyang University) Elisabetta Ronchieri Gabriela Hoff (CAPES) Maria Grazia Pia (Universita e INFN Genova (IT)) Mincheol Han (Hanyang University) Sung Hun Kim (Hanyang University)

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