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Generalized Multiscale Entropy Analysis

Published: Feb. 2, 2019. Version: 1.0.0

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Goldberger, A., Amaral, L., Glass, L., Hausdorff, J., Ivanov, P. C., Mark, R., ... & Stanley, H. E. (2000). PhysioBank, PhysioToolkit, and PhysioNet: Components of a new research resource for complex physiologic signals. Circulation [Online]. 101 (23), pp. e215–e220.

The method of generalized multiscale entropy (GMSE) analysis is useful for investigating complexity in physiologic signals and other series that have correlations at multiple (time) scales. It represents a generalization of the original method of multiscale entropy analysis.

A tutorial about generalized multiscale entropy analysis is available in the tutorial directory. It discusses various methods for calculating a coarse-grained time series, and the impact of this choice on the multiscale entropy calculation. The results are illustrated using simulated data as well as real inter-beat interval data.

The software described in the tutorial in is gmse.c.


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