The maxent package

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The maximum entropy method, or MAXENT, is variational approach for computing probability distributions given a list of moment, or expected value, constraints.

Here are some links for background info.

A good overview of applications:

On the idea of maximum entropy in general:

Use this package to compute discrete maximum entropy distributions over a list of values and list of constraints.

Here is a the example from Probability the Logic of Science

> maxent 0.00001 [1,2,3] [average 1.5]
 Right [0.61, 0.26, 0.11]

The classic dice example

> maxent 0.00001 [1,2,3,4,5,6] [average 4.5]
 Right [.05, .07, 0.11, 0.16, 0.23, 0.34]

One can use different constraints besides the average value there.


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Dependencies ad (==3.4.*), base (==4.6.*), lagrangian (==0.5.*), nonlinear-optimization (==0.3.*), vector (==0.10.*) [details]
License BSD3
Author Jonathan Fischoff
Stability Unknown
Category Math
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Uploaded Wed Mar 20 03:38:44 UTC 2013 by JonathanFischoff
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