Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Abstract: Multiscale entropy (MSE) is a prevalent algorithm used to measure the complexity of a time series. Because the coarse-graining procedure reduces the length of a time series, the conventional MSE algorithm applied to a short-term time series may yield an imprecise estimation of entropy or induce undefined entropy. To overcome this obstacle, the modified multiscale entropy (MMSE) was developed. The coarse-graining procedure was replaced with a moving-average procedure and a time delay was incorporated for constructing template vectors in calculating sample entropy. For conducting short-term time series analysis, this study shows that the MMSE algorithm is more reliable than the conventional MSE.