Predicting chaos with Lyapunov exponents : zero plays no role in forecasting chaotic systems
AbstractWe propose a nouvel methodology for forecasting chaotic systems which uses information on local Lyapunov exponents (LLEs) to improve upon existing predictors by correcting for their inevitable bias. Using simulations of the Rössler, Lorenz and Chua attractors, we find that accuracy gains can be substantial. Also, we show that the candidate selection problem identified in Guégan and Leroux (2009a,b) can be solved irrespective of the value of LLEs. An important corrolary follows : the focal value of zero, which traditionally distinguishes order from chaos, plays no role whatsoever when forecasting deterministic systems.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne in its series Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne with number 10019.
Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2010
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Chaos theory; forecasting; Lyapunov exponent; Lorenz attractor; Rössler attractor; Chua attractor; Monte Carlo Simulations.;
Other versions of this item:
- Dominique Guegan & Justin Leroux, 2010. "Predicting chaos with Lyapunov exponents : Zero plays no role in forecasting chaotic systems," UniversitÃ© Paris1 PanthÃ©on-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00462454, HAL.
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