time-scale factor

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Noun1.time-scale factor - the ratio of the simulation time to the time of the real process
computer simulation, simulation - (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program; "a simulation should imitate the internal processes and not merely the results of the thing being simulated"
scale factor - a number used as a multiplier in scaling
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Therefore, we introduce the time-scale factor "[tau]", which represents time scaling in both forward and reverse directions with respect to a particular time point.
(1) Nearest-neighbor moving-averaged time series [z.sup.[tau]] is computed for the chosen time-scale factor "[tau]" as illustrated in Figure 1 using the following equation:
Figure 7(b) shows the 2D MSE maps for three time-scale factor [tau] = 1, 2, and 3.

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