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False-Alarm Probabilities in Period Searches: Can Extreme-Value Distributions be of Use?

  • Jan Cuypers (a1)

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Results of simulating false-alarm probabilities in irregularly sampled time series are presented. Relations to well-known expressions and earlier-used criteria are shown and tested for applicability. The use of an extreme-values distribution in this context is investigated.

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Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
  • ISSN: 1743-9213
  • EISSN: 1743-9221
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