entropy(pk, qk=None, base=None)¶
Calculate the entropy of a distribution for given probability values.
If only probabilities pk are given, the entropy is calculated as
S = -sum(pk * log(pk), axis=0).
If qk is not None, then compute the Kullback-Leibler divergence
S = sum(pk * log(pk / qk), axis=0).
This routine will normalize pk and qk if they don’t sum to 1.
- pk : sequence
Defines the (discrete) distribution.
pk[i]is the (possibly unnormalized) probability of event
- qk : sequence, optional
Sequence against which the relative entropy is computed. Should be in the same format as pk.
- base : float, optional
The logarithmic base to use, defaults to
- S : float
The calculated entropy.