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Just to chime in that this is one of the best technical books I have ever read.
Uniting information theory and inference in an interactive and entertaining way, this book has been a constant source of inspiration, intuition and insight for me.
It has interesting applications such as information theory applied to genes and evolution and to machine learning.
This book starts with cute chapter-maps containing arrows describing the various directions a student might want to go depending on their interests. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Magic Mouse
Coverage or detail? One may not be used to getting both. This book actually uses a detailed description of those questions "left for the reader" as a way to reinforce its... Read morePublished 7 months ago by JJA
its fairly a good book it has several topics covered. but what I do not like is the way it is organized with. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Graduate Student
I used this for a course on Information Theory, and it was much better than Cover & Thomas because it provided more background and motivation for the material.Published 14 months ago by mikemis
First of all, the shipping is fast and the price is low. It is a new book but the price is lower than the used one. Second, the book itself is worth reading for fun. Read morePublished 17 months ago by M. ZENG
Cheesy five star reviews bring first suspicion and after reading some comments by the author as a reply to one the reviewers there is a strong impression that author either has... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Alexander
It's rare that I feel a book is really fun, but this one is. It's got short digestible chapters focused in on stuff I always hear about but didn't totally grok before. Read morePublished on January 18, 2012 by Upunder
Very elegant but not too practical for a working engineer. Endless mathematical proofs to get to useful tools. Some of the homework problems are "good research topics...". Read morePublished on November 7, 2011 by william appel
This is a really good book. It serves as a good introduction to Information theory but it has enough depth and cover enough material be to interesting and insightful even to... Read morePublished on September 15, 2011 by david