Maximum Entropy Methods

Complexity Explorer
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Description

This tutorial introduces Maximum Entropy methods. Note that Complexity Explorer tutorials are meant to introduce students to various important techniques and to provide illustrations of their application in complex systems. A given tutorial is not meant to offer complete coverage of its topic or substitute for an entire course on that topic.

This tutorial is designed for more advanced math students. Math prerequisites for this course are an understanding of calculus, partial derivatives, shannon entropy; basic probability.

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What you'll learn on the course

Maths
Maximum Entropy Methods
Maximum Entropy Method
MaxEnt
Open Source Ecosystem

Course programme

  1. Maximum Entropy Methods (Simon DeDeo)
  2. A Simple Example: Waiting for a Taxicab
  3. The Maximum Entropy Method
  4. MaxEnt Applied to the Taxicab Example, Part 1
  5. MaxEnt Applied to the Taxicab Example, Part 2
  6. Review of MaxEnt
  7. A Real-World Example: Modeling the Open Source Ecosystem, Part 1
  8. Modeling the Open Source Ecosystem, Part 2
  9. Modeling the Open Source Ecosystem, Part 3
  10. A Second Real-World Example: Modeling Sears-Roebuck Catalog Prices, Part 1
  11. Modeling Sears-Roebuck Catalog Prices, Part 2
  12. Conclusion
  13. Homework