ITE / code / H_I_D / base_estimators / HRenyi_spacing_V_estimation.m

function [H] = HRenyi_spacing_V_estimation(Y,co)
%Estimates the Renyi entropy (H) of Y (Y(:,t) is the t^th sample) using an extension of Vasicek's spacing method. Cost parameters are provided in the cost object co.
%We make use of the naming convention 'H<name>_estimation', to ease embedding new entropy estimation methods. 
%    	Mark P. Wachowiak,  Renata Smolikova, Georgia D. Tourassi, and Adel S. Elmaghraby. Estimation of generalized entropies with sample spacing. Pattern Analysis and Applications 8: 95-101, 2005.
%Copyright (C) 2012 Zoltan Szabo ("", "szzoli (at) cs (dot) elte (dot) hu")
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[d,num_of_samples] = size(Y);
if d~=1
    disp('Error: samples must be one-dimensional for this estimator.');
    m = floor(sqrt(num_of_samples));%m/num_of_samples->0, m,num_of_samples->infty; m<num_of_samples/2
    Y_sorted = sort(Y);
    Y_sorted = [repmat(Y_sorted(1),1,m),Y_sorted,repmat(Y_sorted(end),1,m)];
    diffs = Y_sorted(2*m+1:num_of_samples+2*m) - Y_sorted(1:num_of_samples);
    H = log(mean((num_of_samples / (2*m) * diffs).^(1-co.alpha))) / (1-co.alpha);