Accession Number:

AD0421157

Title:

A GENERAL METHOD OF OBTAINING EXACT SAMPLING PROBABILITIES OF THE SHANNON-WIENER MEASURE OF INFORMATION, H

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Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

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Report Date:

1963-06-07

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

A two-variable generating function was described which yielded the sampling probabilities of the Shannon-Wiener information measure. Expansion and collection of terms in like powers of the first variable imposed the restriction that the sum of the k category frequencies equal n collection of terms in like powers of the second variable then produced terms whose coefficients were the required probabilities. Tables of thes probabilities were presented for the equiprobable case.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE