Chris
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11/1/11


Re: information theory?
Posted:
Nov 2, 2011 11:02 AM


Be careful going down this path. For me it was much more interesting in theory than in practice.
Me in 2008: "Like, what *is* the nature of information, man?" (waves hand to clear smoke from the room)
Then I signed up for Info Theory, and I spent a whole semester taking integrals of logs of probability distributions and proving that one was bounded by the other.
On Nov 1, 1:29 pm, RichD <r_delaney2...@yahoo.com> wrote: > On Nov 1, Chris <chris.sant...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Do you have a specific question? Or just want to lurk and learn? > > I'd like to lurk someplace, where there are discussions > of current topics. It's such a rich field, there are always > new ideas. > > > Information Theory was the hardest class I took in grad school. So > > abstract, and so much probability.... but it's a cool topic > > nonetheless. > > I read Shannon's paper long go, and found it fascinating > ever since. In the most general sense, it's applicable > to so many areas. For instance, people have recast > thermodynamics as information processing. Or, you > could model the entire universe as a computer, and > information theory applies. It even describes human > nature  manipulating symbols is what separates us > from the apes. > > > > >Are there any boards, or private blogs, dedicated > > > >to discussion of information theory? > >  > Rich

