Re: Entropy of draw from normal or binomial distribution
 From: Jeffrey Goldberg <nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
 Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 17:15:32 0500
On 110830 3:33 PM, David Malone wrote:
Jeffrey Goldberg <nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
More generally, how do we calculate the bits of entropy that we can get
from a drawing from a binomial distribution (as in the example above) or
a normal distribution?
If you want the Shannon Entropy, check Wikipedia, as it lists the
it for many discrete distributions.
Thanks. There's a handy table of these for continuous functions at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Differential_entropy
Cheers,
j

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