Joint Entropy

This online calculator calculates joint entropy of two discrete random variables given a joint distribution table (X, Y) ~ p

Joint entropy is a measure of "the uncertainty" associated with a set of variables.

In order to calculate the joint entropy, you should enter the joint distribution matrix where the cell value for any i row and j column represents the probability of the {x_i, y_j} outcome, p_{(x_i, y_j)}. You can find the joint entropy formula below the calculator.

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Joint entropy

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Joint Entropy H(X,Y)

Joint Entropy Formula

The joint Shannon entropy (in bits) of two discrete random variables X and Y with images \mathcal {X} and \mathcal {Y} is defined as:

\mathrm {H} (X,Y)=-\sum _{x\in {\mathcal {X}}}\sum _{y\in {\mathcal {Y}}}P(x,y)\log _{2}[P(x,y)]

where x and y are particular values of X and Y, respectively, P(x,y) is the joint probability of these values occurring together, and P(x,y)\log _{2}[P(x,y)] is defined to be 0 if P(x,y)=01

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