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Entropy

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Binomial distribution entropy.

The entropy (in nats) for a binomial random variable is

Entropy for a binomial distribution.

where n is the number of trials and p is the success probability.

Installation

npm install @stdlib/stats-base-dists-binomial-entropy

Usage

var entropy = require( '@stdlib/stats-base-dists-binomial-entropy' );

entropy( n, p )

Returns the entropy of a binomial distribution with number of trials n and success probability p (in nats).

var v = entropy( 20, 0.1 );
// returns ~1.667

v = entropy( 50, 0.5 );
// returns ~2.682

If provided NaN as any argument, the function returns NaN.

var v = entropy( NaN, 0.5 );
// returns NaN

v = entropy( 20, NaN );
// returns NaN

If provided a number of trials n which is not a nonnegative integer, the function returns NaN.

var v = entropy( 1.5, 0.5 );
// returns NaN

v = entropy( -2.0, 0.5 );
// returns NaN

If provided a success probability p outside of [0,1], the function returns NaN.

var v = entropy( 20, -1.0 );
// returns NaN

v = entropy( 20, 1.5 );
// returns NaN

Examples

var randu = require( '@stdlib/random-base-randu' );
var round = require( '@stdlib/math-base-special-round' );
var entropy = require( '@stdlib/stats-base-dists-binomial-entropy' );

var v;
var i;
var n;
var p;

for ( i = 0; i < 10; i++ ) {
    n = round( randu() * 100.0 );
    p = randu();
    v = entropy( n, p );
    console.log( 'n: %d, p: %d, H(X;n,p): %d', n, p.toFixed( 4 ), v.toFixed( 4 ) );
}

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