Shannon Entropy = 0

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Shannon entropy is a information theory measure of the amount of information in a message, measured in shannons. A computer byte is an 8-bit message which communicates 8 shannons of information. A message that communicates no information has a Shannon entropy of zero.

There are two way to accomplish this. An empty message has 0 shannons. Alternately, a perfectly random message also has 0 shannons of entropy.

You be the judge if this blog reaches its lofty objectives.


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