Re: A question on Shannon entropy
From: David Wagner (daw_at_taverner.cs.berkeley.edu)
Date: 07/05/04
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Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2004 19:36:08 +0000 (UTC)
JeanLuc Cooke wrote:
>Assume:
>  each symbol in X has probability of appearing equal to H(X)
You could assume that X is uniformly distributed, but that
assumption would be wrong for random variables with a nonuniform
distribution, and your calculation will be invalid in that case.
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