[SciPy-dev] [PATCH] scipy.stats.entropy documentation should mention log base
Luis Pedro Coelho
Sun Mar 2 14:12:15 CST 2008
It took me a while to figure out that stats.entropy does it logarithms base e.
I expected it to work base 2 (from where I'm coming from, that's the
traditional definition of entropy, but maybe other communities have other
The attached patch adds a sentence to the documentation to that effect. It
also adds an entropy2() function which works base 2.
Luís Pedro Coelho
PhD Student in Computational Biology, CMU
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