Comment on "A hidden chaotic attractor in the classical Lorenz system"

J. C. Sprotta, Buncha Munmuangsaenb

a Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
b Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, 131 Moo 5, Tiwanont Road, Bangkadi, Mueang, Pathum Thani 12000, Thailand

Received 10 March 2018, Revised 6 June 2018, Accepted 8 June 2018


In this short communication, we comment on the recent report of a hidden attractor in the classical Lorenz system. We contend that the reported system gives instead a chaotic transient whose duration approaches infinity at a critical value of the parameters. We caution others who are searching for hidden attractors to consider carefully the possibility that the attractor is instead a transient chaotic set.

Ref: J. C. Sprott and B. Munmuangsaen, Chaos Solitons & Fractals 113, 261-262 (2018)

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