Telephone Communication Patterns in Austria. A Comparison of the IPFP based Graph-Theoretic and the lntramax Approaches

Manfred M. Fischer, Jürgen Essletzbichler, Helmut Gassler, Gerhard Trichtl

    Publication: Working/Discussion PaperWU Working Paper


    Two alternative methodological approaches (the IPFP based and the intramax
    procedures) to the problem of pattern identification in spatial interaction data
    are compared and evaluated in this paper. After a general discussion of the
    major characteristics and shortcomings of these methodologies, the paper
    presents the findings of a case study relying on telecommunication data
    measured by the Austrian PTT in 1991, in terms of erlangs. The results clearly
    illustrate the superiority of the intramax approach in the context of mediumsized
    and relatively centralised flow systems. (authors' abstract)
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationVienna
    PublisherWU Vienna University of Economics and Business
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1992

    Publication series

    NameDiscussion Papers of the Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience

    WU Working Paper Series

    • Discussion Papers of the Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience

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