## Abstract

An algorithm for calculating generalized fractal dimension of a time series using the general information function is presented. The algorithm is based on a strings sort technique and requires O(N log_{2}N) computations. A rough estimate for the number of points needed for the fractal dimension calculation is given. The algorithm was tested on analytic example as well as well-known examples, such as, the Lorenz attractor, the Rossler attractor, the van der Pol oscillator, and the Mackey-Glass equation, and compared, successfully, with previous results published in the literature. The computation time for the algorithm suggested in this paper is much less than the computation time according to other methods.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 427-447 |

Number of pages | 21 |

Journal | Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications |

Volume | 271 |

Issue number | 3-4 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 15 Sep 1999 |

Externally published | Yes |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics