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NdustriX: Open Source Software For Industrial Market Metrics

Jul 26, 2000, 09:09 (0 Talkback[s])
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"This site presents some personal observations on my manuscript, "Notes on the Fractal Analysis of Various Market Segments in the North American Electronics Industry," which was intended for use by those involved in strategic marketing and optimization of business operations and process, (i.e., managing the P&L.) The manuscript was presented in December of 1995, and is available as fractal.ps.gz, (2MB gzip compressed Postscript,) or, fractal.pdf, (6 MB PDF,) and fractal.tar.gz which is the Latex sources for the 700+ page document, and also includes the C Sources to the 60 some programs used in the analysis which are available separately on the Utilities page. The software methodology is described on the Architecture page, and the analytical paradigm is described on the Usage page."

"The document itself contains some 600 diagrams and graphs along with some 300 tables that present and compare some 90 fractal variables for each market segment analyzed. The data for the market segments was obtained from the US Department of Commerce and Federal Reserve, and included every industrial sector in the US economy for at least the 20 years prior to 1994. Additionally, the variables were used by simulation programs to fabricate time series that contained certain characteristics found in the the market segments for the purpose of verifying the methodology used. The methodology can be found on the Architecture page."

"Although a very simple model is presented to analyze the dynamics of the Electronic industry's markets, there is, probably, reasonable evidence presented that the market segments do, indeed, have fractal characteristics...."

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