Detecting stationarity in stochastic processes

Change-points, trends and transients

Notes on detecting non-stationarity in stochastic processes/random fields.

Related: ensuring stability in a stochastic process. If we have a system with stable dynamics and keep the distribution of the inputs the same, then it will end up stationary.

Shay Palachy, Detecting stationarity in time series data.

Change point methods

See change points.

Nonparametric detection of changepoints

Spectral methods


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