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Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 164, 3-12 (2008)
DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2008-00829-1

A historical review of recurrence plots

N. Marwan1, 2

1  Interdisciplinary Centre for Dynamics of Complex Systems, University of Potsdam, 14415 Potsdam, Germany
2  Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), 14412 Potsdam, Germany


In the last two decades recurrence plots (RPs) were introduced in many different scientific disciplines. It turned out how powerful this method is. After introducing approaches of quantification of RPs and by the study of relationships between RPs and fundamental properties of dynamical systems, this method attracted even more attention. After 20 years of RPs it is time to summarise this development in a historical context.

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