A comparison of period finding algorithms

@article{Graham2013ACO,
  title={A comparison of period finding algorithms},
  author={M. Graham and A. Drake and S. Djorgovski and A. Mahabal and C. Donalek and V. Duan and A. Maher},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={434},
  pages={3423-3444}
}
This paper presents a comparison of popular period finding algorithms applied to the light curves of variable stars from the Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey, MACHO and ASAS data sets. We analyse the accuracy of the methods against magnitude, sampling rates, quoted period, quality measures (signal-to-noise and number of observations), variability and object classes. We find that measure of dispersion-based techniques – analysis of variance with harmonics and conditional entropy… Expand
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