ITE / code / H_I_D / base_estimators / HShannon_Voronoi_estimation.m

function [H] = HShannon_Voronoi_estimation(Y,co)
%Estimates the Shannon entropy (H) of Y (Y(:,t) is the t^th sample) using Voronoi regions. 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.
%   Erik Miller. A new class of entropy estimators for multi-dimensional densities. International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), pp. 297-300, 2003. 
%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
        error('The dimension of the samples must be >=2 for this estimator.');

[V,C] = voronoin(Y.');
num_of_unbounded_regions = 0;
H = 0;
for k = 1 : length(C)
    if isempty(find(C{k}==1)) %bounded region
        %[c,volume] = convhulln(V(C{k},:)); 
        [c,volume] = convhulln(V(C{k},:),{'Qx'}); 
        H = H + log(num_of_samples * volume);
    else %unbounded region
	num_of_unbounded_regions = num_of_unbounded_regions + 1;
H = H / (num_of_samples-num_of_unbounded_regions);  
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