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Binomial and Poisson distributions as maximum entropy distributions

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1 Author(s)
Harremoes, P. ; Aurehoj Amtsgymnasium, Soborg, Denmark

The binomial and the Poisson distributions are shown to be maximum entropy distributions of suitably defined sets. Poisson's law is considered as a case of entropy maximization, and also convergence in information divergence is established

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Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:47 ,  Issue: 5 )