Greenside, HS; Wolf, A; Swift, J; Pignataro, T, *Impracticality of a box-counting algorithm for calculating the dimensionality of strange attractors*,
Physical Review A, vol. 25 no. 6
(January, 1982),
pp. 3453-3456, American Physical Society (APS) [doi] .
**Abstract:**

*An algorithm proposed by Takens, which can determine the capacity (generalized dimensionality) of a dynamical system from the time series of a single observable, is tested numerically for several intrinsically stochastic models. The algorithm is found to converge too slowly (if at all) to be useful for the analysis of experimental data. © 1982 The American Physical Society.*