[SciPy-dev] [PATCH] scipy.stats.entropy documentation should mention log base

Luis Pedro Coelho lpc@cmu....
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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