The Information Dynamics Toolkit xl (IDTxl) is a comprehensive software package for efficient inference of networks and their node dynamics from multivariate time series data using information theory. IDTxl provides functionality to estimate the following measures:

1) For network inference:

IDTxl implements estimators for discrete and continuous data with parallel computing engines for both GPU and CPU platforms. Written for Python3.4.3+.

To get started have a look at the wiki and the documentation. For further discussions, join IDTxl's google group.

How to cite

P. Wollstadt, J. T. Lizier, R. Vicente, C. Finn, M. Martinez-Zarzuela, P. Mediano, L. Novelli, M. Wibral (2018). IDTxl: The Information Dynamics Toolkit xl: a Python package for the efficient analysis of multivariate information dynamics in networks. Journal of Open Source Software, 4(34), 1081.


How to contribute? We are happy about any feedback on IDTxl. If you would like to contribute, please open an issue or send a pull request with your feature or improvement. Also have a look at the developer's section in the Wiki for details.


This project has been supported by funding through:

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