Error bars and the \(\pm\)notation are used to quantitatively convey uncertainty in experimental results. For example, you would often read statements like \(140.7 \textrm{Hz} \pm 2.8 \textrm{ Hz SEM}\) in a paper to report both an …
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Machine Learning in Cambridge 2015
This year we (Zoubin, together with David and myself) are again organizing a workshop event for the local Cambridge (UK) machine learning community. The schedule is available at the workshop homepage, Machine Learning in Cambridge 2015, and we also plan …

Estimating Discrete Entropy, Part 1
Estimation of the entropy of a random variable is an important problem that has many applications. If you can estimate entropy accurately, you can also estimate mutual information, which allows you to find dependent random variables in large data sets …