DVD CONTENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS
The DVD accompanying the text contains the following files:
- "readme.txt": this is a help file in plain text format.
- "Chapter3.xls" and "Chapter4.xls": these are Excel files
containing the data sets and algorithms used in
implementing the decomposition techniques (excepting
the splines method) applied in Chapters 3 and 4,
respectively.
- "datachapter3.csv" and "datachapter4.csv" are the same
data sets, in csv format files. These are the inputs for the
spline-based analysis in Chapters 3 and 4.
- "dataread.m" is a Matlab m-function that reads the
databases in CSV format.
- "chapter3splines.m" is a Matlab executable file ("m-
file") which implements the splines method as used in
Chapter 3.
- "chapter4splines.m" is an m-file for the spline-based
analysis required in Chapter 4.
NOTE: The above m-files require the Spline Toolbox of Matlab to
be installed.
SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE MATLAB CODES
First, copy "data chapter3.csv" and "datachapter4.csv" to the desired
directory (by default, the root directory C:). Then copy
"dataread.m", "chapter3splines.m" and "chapter4splines.m" to the
desired location (e.g., the "bin" folder of Matlab), making sure that
the location is accessible from Matlab (the proper "path" must be
specified, if necessary). The files "chapter3splines.m" and
"chapter4splines.m" can be opened and edited by using Matlab
Editor. A different data set may be specified (provided the
information it contains is structured as in datachapter3.csv or in
chapter4splines.m). Both multiplicative and additive decompositions
are allowed. By typing the function name (chapter3splines or
chapter4splines, respectively) on Matlab's command window, the
selected function is executed and the results of the spline-based
decomposition analysis are displayed on screen.