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Computation of Autocorrelations of Interdeparture Times by Numerical Transform Inversion

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The generating function of the autocorrelations of the interdeparture times in stationary M/G/1 and GI/M/1 systems involves the probability generating function of the number of customers served in a busy period. The latter function is implicitly determined as a solution to a functional equation. Standard methods for the numerical inversion of generating functions require the values of these functions at many complex arguments. A recently discovered substitution method for contour integrals allows the numerical inversion of implicitly determined generating functions without the numerical solution of the functional equations. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

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  • J.P.C. Blanc, 2002. "Computation of Autocorrelations of Interdeparture Times by Numerical Transform Inversion," Annals of Operations Research, Springer, vol. 112(1), pages 83-100, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:annopr:v:112:y:2002:i:1:p:83-100:10.1023/a:1020976904635
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1020976904635
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    1. Blanc, J.P.C., 2001. "On the Numerical Inversion of Busy-Period Related Transforms," Discussion Paper 2001-59, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
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