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Statistical indexes are also used to track or measure changes in the economy (for example, the Consumer Price Index) and movement in stock markets (for example, Standard & Poor's Index). Such indexes are usually keyed to a base year, month, or other period of comparison.

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Application of saturation index to research of water-rock interaction and its sensitivity analysis.
Overall, the flowering age index showed that early flowering was induced by aluminium stress condition from Al saturation index of 25% to 100% (Table 3).
The Mehlich P saturation index was calculated as [Mehlich P/Mehlich (Fe + Al)] using molar concentrations.
Another useful supply and demand analysis tool is the service station saturation index.
The drug also reduced the cholesterol levels of gallbladder bile, whereas the concentration of phospholipids and bile salts increased only slightly, leading to a decrease in the cholesterol saturation index (CSI) of bile in the hypercholesterolemic rats.
The equilibrium state between thermal water and specific minerals was studied using Na-K-Mg triangular diagram, activity diagram, and saturation index (SI) diagrams.
Soil chemical analysis was performed at the Solocria Agricultural Laboratory Ltda., with the following attributes: pH = 5.2; P = 4.0 mg [dm.sup.-3]; K = 126.0 mg [dm.sup.-3]; Ca2+ = 1.8 cmol [dm.sup.-3]; Mg2+ = 3.0 cmolc [dm.sup.-3]; Al3+ = 0.0 cmolc [dm.sup.-3]; Zn = 2.9 mg [dm.sup.-3]; Fe = 61.1 mg [dm.sup.-3]; Mn = 19.5 mg [dm.sup.-3]; Cu = 1.3 mg [dm.sup.-3]; B = 0.23 mg [dm.sup.-3]; H + Al = 2.2 cmolc [dm.sup.-3]; Sum of exchangeable bases = 3.12 cmolc [dm.sup.-3]; Effective cation exchange capacity = 3.12 cmolc [dm.sup.-3]; Cation exchange capacity at pH 7.0 = 5.32 cmolc [dm.sup.-3]; Base saturation index = 58.75%; Aluminum saturation index = 0%; Organic matter = 28 g [dm.sup.-3].
The diagram DUROV which determines the chemical facies of waters was realised by means of the software "ROCKWORKS15", while the saturation index (IS) of minerals dissolved in water was calculated by by the software "DIAGRAM".
The Saturation Index defines water balance in terms of pH, temperature, calcium hardness and total alkalinity.