# R/entropyrate.R In rinform: An R Wrapper of the 'Inform' C Library for Information Analysis of Complex Systems

#### Documented in entropy_rate

```################################################################################
# Use of this source code is governed by a MIT license that can be found in the
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#' Entropy Rate
#'
#' Compute the average or local entropy rate of a time series with history
#' length \code{k}.
#'
#' @param series Vector or matrix specifying one or more time series.
#' @param k Integer giving the history length.
#' @param local Boolean specifying whether to compute the local entropy rate.
#'
#' @return Numeric giving the average entropy rate or a vector giving the
#'         local entropy rate.
#'
#' @example inst/examples/ex_entropyrate.R
#'
#' @export
#'
#' @useDynLib rinform r_entropy_rate_
#' @useDynLib rinform r_local_entropy_rate_
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entropy_rate <- function(series, k, local = FALSE) {
n   <- 0
m   <- 0
er  <- 0
err <- 0

.check_series(series)
.check_history(k)
.check_local(local)

# Extract number of series and length
if (is.vector(series)) {
n <- 1
m <- length(series)
} else if (is.matrix(series)) {
n <- dim(series)[2]
m <- dim(series)[1]
}

# Convert to integer vector suitable for C
xs <- as.integer(series)

# Compute the value of <b>
b = max(2, max(xs) + 1)

if (!local) {
x <- .C("r_entropy_rate_",
series  = as.integer(xs),
n       = as.integer(n),
m       = as.integer(m),
b       = as.integer(b),
k       = as.integer(k),
rval    = as.double(er),
err     = as.integer(err))
if (.check_inform_error(x\$err) == 0) {
er <- x\$rval
}
} else {
er <- rep(0, (m - k) * n)
x <- .C("r_local_entropy_rate_",
series  = as.integer(xs),
n       = as.integer(n),
m       = as.integer(m),
b       = as.integer(b),
k       = as.integer(k),
rval    = as.double(er),
err     = as.integer(err))

if (.check_inform_error(x\$err) == 0) {
er      <- x\$rval
dim(er) <- c(m - k, n)
}
}

er
}
```

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