On Tue, 14 Jan 2003, Kevin Stevens wrote:

>
> On Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003, at 22:46 US/Pacific, Wilkinson,Alex wrote:
>
> > Can someone recommend to me where I can read up on
> > entropy.
> >
> > ie what it is ? Why we have it ? etc etc
> >
> >  - aW
>
> Entropy is a tendency towards disorder in the universe, exemplified by
> things LIKE SOME FREAKIN' CLUELESS GIT POSTING A TOTALLY OFF-TOPIC
> SCIENCE MESSAGE TO A COMPUTER OS LIST!!!
Entropy also evaluates information and is measured in so called
bits .
The original work about this was written (I think in the
sixties) by two authors:  Shannon/Weaver
Sorry, I don't know the title: it was something with information
theory.

Regards,

Uli.


>
> Did you actually have to MOVE your browser from in front of the mail
> program to AVOID searching for this on the web?!?
>
> KeS
>
>
> OB-FreeBSD:
> /usr/ports/math/entropy
> "Entropy is a program that will calculate the entropy of a given set
> of data. This program is mainly used to benchmark the efficiency
> of existing or developing compression algorithms."
>
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