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Maximum Entropy: The Universal Method for Inference

  title={Maximum Entropy: The Universal Method for Inference},
  author={A. Giffin},
  journal={arXiv: Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability},
  • A. Giffin
  • Published 2008
  • Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics
  • arXiv: Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
  • In this thesis we start by providing some detail regarding how we arrived at our present understanding of probabilities and how we manipulate them - the product and addition rules by Cox. We also discuss the modern view of entropy and how it relates to known entropies such as the thermodynamic entropy and the information entropy. Next, we show that Skilling's method of induction leads us to a unique general theory of inductive inference, the ME method and precisely how it is that other… CONTINUE READING
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