Illustration of the concept of order pattern. The left panels show a time series (black) composed of n = 4 time points and particular groups of 3 time points each which are forming order pattern of dimension δ = 3 (red). The possible order pattern of that dimension are overviewed in the right panel together with the resulting symbol sequence S for the mentioned time series.
Hempel et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2011 12:292 doi:10.1186/1471-2105-12-292