OT: excellent book on information theory
Mon Jan 16 04:58:40 EST 2006
I came across this while looking up some data compression info today.
David J.C. MacKay
Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms
Full text online:
It's a really excellent book, on the level of SICP but about
information theory, probability, error correcting codes, etc. Very
readable, and geeky (in a good way) at the same time. The writing
style is perhaps along the lines of "Numerical Recipes", though the
format is more conventional.
The whole text is online as a pdf, which is very nice. The printed
version is somewhat expensive, but according to the following analysis
it's a better bargain than "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone":
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