Recurrence Plots and Cross Recurrence Plots

Software/ Programmes

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Available software for the creation and application of RPs and their quantitative analysis facilitates the spread of their application (no claim to completeness):

  1. Commandline Recurrence Plots
    last updateversionterminal
    by Norbert Marwan
    allows for the creation of RPs and their quantification analysis for really long data series, commandline based, currently for Unix/ Linux and Win2k

  2. TISEAN 3.01
    last updateterminal
    by Rainer Hegger, Holger Kantz and Thomas Schreiber
    many tools and methods from nonlinear time series analysis, regarding the recurrence based analysis only RPs can be created, free source code, binary executables for OSF, Linux and Windows, commandline based

  3. Visual Recurrence Analysis 4.9
    last update 2012
    by Eugene Kononov
    creation of RPs and computing the RQA measures, only for MS Windows, graphical user interface

  4. Dataplore
    last update 2010?
    by ixitos GmbH
    commercial software for data analysis which includes a function to compute a recurrence plot (only RPs due to Eckmann et al. (1987) are supported), available for Windows and some Unix

  5. RQA X
    last update 2008
    by Andrew Keller
    an implementation of the original RQA software by Ch. Webber Jr. for Mac OSX
    » software/rqax.dmg (source code: software/

A comparison between some of the older software can be found in:

Recurrence Plots Online

Try out online, what recurrence plots are:
Recurrence Plots Online

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