Lévy Scaling: The Diffusion Entropy Analysis Applied to DNA Sequences

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Article on Lévy scaling and the diffusion entropy analysis applied to DNA sequences. The authors address the problem of the statistical analysis of a time series generated by complex dynamics with the diffusion entropy analysis.

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Creation Date: September 20, 2002
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Creator (Author):
Scafetta, Nicola

Duke University; University of North Texas

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Latora, Vito

Universitá di Catania and INFN

Creator (Author):
Grigolini, Paolo

University of North Texas; Universitá di Pisa and INFM; Istituto di Biofisica CNR

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Publisher Name: American Physical Society
Place of Publication: [College Park, Maryland]
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  • Creation: September 20, 2002
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Article on Lévy scaling and the diffusion entropy analysis applied to DNA sequences. The authors address the problem of the statistical analysis of a time series generated by complex dynamics with the diffusion entropy analysis.

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Department: Physics
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Copyright 2002 American Physical Society. The following article appeared in Physical Review E, 66:3; http://pre.aps.org/abstract/PRE/v66/i3/e031906

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Abstract: We address the problem of the statistical analysis of a time series generated by complex dynamics with the diffusion entropy analysis (DEA) [N. Scafetta, P. Hamilton, and P. Grigolini, Fractals 9, 193 (2001)]. This method is based on the evaluation of the Shannon entropy of the diffusion process generated by the time series imagined as a physical source of fluctuations, rather than on the measurement of the variance of this diffusion process, as done with the traditional methods. We compare the DEA to the traditional methods of scaling detection and prove that the DEA is the only method that always yields the correct scaling value, if the scaling condition applies. Furthermore, DEA detects the real scaling of a time series without requiring any form of detrending. We show that the joint use of DEA and variance method allows to assess whether a time series is characterized by Lévy or Gauss statistics. We apply the DEA to the study of DNA sequences and prove that their large-time scales are characterized by Lévy statistics, regardless of whether they are coding or noncoding sequences. We show that the DEA is a reliable technique and, at the same time, we use it to confirm the validity of the dynamic approach to the DNA sequences, proposed in earlier work.

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15 p.

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Keyword(s): diffusion entropy analyses | Lévy scaling | DNA sequences
Source: Physical Review E, 2002, College Park: American Physical Society
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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UNT Scholarly Works
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  • DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.66031906 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc67631
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Publication Title: Physical Review E
Volume: 66
Issue: 3
Pages: 15
Peer Reviewed: Yes