Chronos-Fit

Citation

We are giving this program away without any charge, in order to support other researchers who work in the same field of research. But in return we appreciate to be cited if you publish any results calculated with the program.

Please cite as follows:

P. Zuther, S. Gorbey and B. Lemmer, Chronos-Fit 1.06, http://www.ma.uni-heidelberg.de/inst/phar/lehre/chrono.html, 2009.

Introduction

Chronos-Fit is a program for detection of rhythmic organisation in arbitrary data, which are recorded over a period in time. Originally it was developed for the evaluation of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) data. However, it has now been expanded to other fields of rhythm research: e.g. measurements of activity in humans, radiotelemetric data of blood pressure, heart rate, activity, temperature etc. in animals and data collected otherwise around the clock. Now it can process any type of data. The program performs a Linear Analysis and a Rhythm Analysis. Linear Analysis consists of conventional parameters like Mean, Standard deviation and AUC. Rhythm Analysis performs a partial Fourier analysis of the data. Moreover, modules for group analysis, power spectrum analysis and actograms are implemented.

Installation

Chronos-Fit is distributed as a ZIP file.

To use the software unZip the file, create your desired installation directory (e.g. “C:\Program Files\Chronos-Fit”) and copy all files in the ZIP file to this installation directory. You can also create a link from “Chronos-Fit.exe” to your Windows Start button (e.g. by dragging “Chronos-Fit.exe” to the desired location).

Please note, that the software will not be further developed, maintained or supported (June 2015).