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Robust estimation of the Hurst parameter and selection of an onset scaling. / Park, Juhyun; Park, Cheolwoo.

In: Statistica Sinica, Vol. 19, No. 4, 10.2009, p. 1531-1555.

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Park J, Park C. Robust estimation of the Hurst parameter and selection of an onset scaling. Statistica Sinica. 2009 Oct;19(4):1531-1555.

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Park, Juhyun ; Park, Cheolwoo. / Robust estimation of the Hurst parameter and selection of an onset scaling. In: Statistica Sinica. 2009 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 1531-1555.

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