Fwd: Connectionists: Information Theoretical Estimators Toolbox

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
1 message Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view

Fwd: Connectionists: Information Theoretical Estimators Toolbox

Juan Pablo Carbajal

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Zoltan Szabo <[hidden email]>
Date: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 7:44 PM
Subject: Connectionists: Information Theoretical Estimators Toolbox
To: [hidden email]

Dear Connectionist-ers,

We are pleased to announce our recently released ITE (Information
Theoretical Estimators) toolbox.

The ITE package could be of interest to many of you: the estimation of
information theoretical quantities (entropy, mutual information,
divergence) plays a central role in numerous important
problems of computational neuroscience.

Unfortunately, available packages focus on (i) discrete variables, or
(ii) quite specialized applications and information theoretical
estimation methods. To fill in this serious gap, we have recently
released ITE (i) a highly modular, (ii) free and open source, (iii)
multi-platform toolbox package, which

1. is capable of estimating many different variants of entropy, mutual
information and divergence measures.

2. offers a simple and unified framework to (a) easily construct new
estimators from existing ones or from scratch, and (b) transparently
use the obtained estimators in information theoretical optimization

3. with a prototype application in a central problem family of signal
processing, independent subspace analysis and its extensions.

The homepage of ITE is "https://bitbucket.org/szzoli/ite/". Feel free
to use it.


Zoltan ("http://nipg.inf.elte.hu/szzoli")

M. Sc. Juan Pablo Carbajal
PhD Student
University of Z├╝rich

Don't let slow site performance ruin your business. Deploy New Relic APM
Deploy New Relic app performance management and know exactly
what is happening inside your Ruby, Python, PHP, Java, and .NET app
Try New Relic at no cost today and get our sweet Data Nerd shirt too!
Octave-dev mailing list
[hidden email]