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Subject: Calculating Entropy for Data Mining

Onlamp.com, by Paul Meagher, 01/06/2005

Information theory (IT) is a foundational subject for computer scientists, engineers, statisticians, data miners, biologists, and cognitive scientists. Unfortunately, PHP currently lacks software tools that would make it easy to explore and/or use IT concepts and methods to solve data analytic problems. This two-part series aims to remedy this situation by:

1. Introducing you to foundational information theory concepts. 2. Implementing these foundational concepts as classes using PHP and SQL. 3. Using these classes to mine web data.

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Here is Calculating Entropy for Data Miner, part 2.

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