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Comparing data [Full subscriber]

The sugarcane industry produces large amounts of agricultural and factory data. Often it is required to investigate trends in the data to see if any chronological effects are present or to assess the impact of a change applied to the operations. There are many papers in the literature, using varying degrees of sophistication, to deal with this process (Hoekstra, 1984, 1976, 1974), (Anderson, 2014), (Davies, 1979). Here a simple approach will be presented. It is applied to sucrose % cane (S%C), fibre % cane (F%C) and tons cane crushed / hour (TCH), the values being available from annual reviews of…

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