TISEAN 2.1 (December 2000)
Nonlinear Time Series Analysis

Rainer Hegger * Holger Kantz * Thomas Schreiber
Institut für Physikalische
und Theoretische Chemie

Universität Frankfurt (Main)
Max-Planck-Institut für
Physik komplexer Systeme


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TISEAN is free
a software project for the analysis of time series with methods based on the theory of nonlinear deterministic dynamical systems, or chaos theory, if you prefer. The software has grown out of the work of our groups during the last few years and was put into distributable form for the Winter School on Nonlinear Time Series Analysis (TISEAN 98), held in Dresden, 11-21 Feb 1998. Some of the routines are built around the programs given in
H. Kantz and T. Schreiber, ``Nonlinear Time Series Analysis'', Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (1997).

TISEAN copyright and citation
These pages and all the programs are copyrighted material. The Copyright © to each program is held by the person named in the source code. You may use and refer to the programs as you do with any scientific publication. The correct reference will be
R. Hegger, H. Kantz, and T. Schreiber, Practical implementation of nonlinear time series methods: The TISEAN package, CHAOS 9, 413 (1999)
Preprint available: html (part of this distribution), other
For any of the surrogate data routines, please also give reference to
T. Schreiber and A. Schmitz, Surrogate time series, Physica D 142 346 (2000)
Preprint available: html (part of this distribution), other
If you want to include any of the programs in a commercial or noncommercial distribution, you must first obtain the written consent of the copyright owner. We thank Eckehard Olbrich, Marcus Richter, and Andreas Schmitz for their support of the project.

TISEAN disclaimer
This software is given WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even an implied statement of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. If you decide to use these programs, you do so entirely AT YOUR OWN RISK.

TISEAN distribution
is in source form (some code in C, some in FORTRAN) including the full documentation. Also, executables for some archtectures are available. Please consult the download page for available formats. You are very welcome to port the programs to other platforms or write interfaces to other software. Let us know of any success!

TISEAN installation
The software can be compiled and installed using some reasonable version of make, a C compiler, and a FORTRAN compiler. The gcc / g77 family will do fine. If you lack one of the compilers, part of the package may still compile and work. It would be a pity, though, for the other part.

TISEAN updates
The range of programs is constantly growing and improving. For the latest version, check http://www.mpipks-dresden.mpg.de/~tisean. We are doing our best to remove bugs and straighten things but we are also working on additional material to be included in later releases. If you want to keep up-to-date about bug fixes and updates, you are welcome to join our mailing list (no junk from others!) by sending e-mail to tisean - guess who that is!

TIme SEries ANalysis
remains a difficult business, in particular the nonlinear kind. You may be assured that when treating the programs as a black box, you are certain to get nonsensical results. Even if you know what you are doing, output produced by the programs has to be interpreted very carefully and can often not be taken as it is. Now that you are warned, go ahead and have fun! A good place to start is the brand new tutorial.

Copyright © (2000) Rainer Hegger, Holger Kantz, Thomas Schreiber