A model of a data system assuming that the relationships among variables are invariant.
This model is introduced by G. KLIR who says that these invariances are so "with respect to the supporting medium involved" (1993, p.32). The invariances can be in time, space, space-time, population, etc… Furthermore: "The relationship may involve not only variables contained in the experimental frame, but also additional variables defined in terms of the former by specific translation rules in the supporting medium. When the supporting medium is time, for example, we obtain lagged variables" (Ibid).
And: "We say that a data system is represented by a behavior system if, under appropriate initial or boundary conditions, the support-invariant relation of the latter can be utilized for generating data of the former" (Ibid).
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