1. Zoltán Szabó
  2. ITE


ITE / code / H_I_D / base_estimators / HShannon_spacing_LL_estimation.m

function [H] = HShannon_spacing_LL_estimation(Y,co)
%Estimates the Shannon entropy (H) of Y (Y(:,t) is the t^th sample) using Correa's spacing method (locally linear regression). 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. 
%    	Juan C. Correa. A new estimator of entropy. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, Volume 24, Issue 10, pp. 2439-2449, 1995.  
%Copyright (C) 2012 Zoltan Szabo ("http://nipg.inf.elte.hu/szzoli", "szzoli (at) cs (dot) elte (dot) hu")
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[d,num_of_samples] = size(Y);

    if d~=1
        error('The 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)];
b = colfilt(Y_sorted,[1,2*m+1],'sliding',@locally_linear_regression);
b = b(m+1:end-m);%discard the superfluous values
H = -mean(log(b/num_of_samples));