ITE / code / H_I_D / meta_estimators / IShannon_HShannon_initialization.m

function [co] = IShannon_HShannon_initialization(mult)
%Initialization of the "meta" Shannon mutual information estimator, which is 
%   1)based on an(y) estimator for Shannon differential entropy,
%   2)is treated as a cost object (co). 
%Mutual information is estimated using the relation: 
%   (*) I(y^1,...,y^M) = \sum_{m=1}^MH(y^m)  - H([y^1,...,y^M]).
%Here, we make use of the naming convention: 'I<name>_initialization', to ease embedding new mutual information estimation methods.
%   mult: is a multiplicative constant relevant (needed) in the estimation; '=1' means yes, '=0' no.
%   co: object (structure).
%Copyright (C) 2012 Zoltan Szabo ("", "szzoli (at) cs (dot) elte (dot) hu")
%This file is part of the ITE (Information Theoretical Estimators) Matlab/Octave toolbox.
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%mandatory fields: = 'Shannon_HShannon';
    co.mult = mult;
%other fields:
    co.member_name = 'Shannon_kNN_k'; %you can change it to any Shannon entropy estimator capable of 'multiplicative 
	%factor correct' H estimation (mult=1) below. Note: Renyi entropy (H_{R,alpha}) also gives in limit the Shannon entropy (H): H_{R,alpha} -> H, as alpha -> 1.
    co.member_co = H_initialization(co.member_name,1);%'1': since we use the relation '(*)' (multiplicative factors in entropy estimations are NOT allowed).
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