Information Measures¶

dit supports many information measures, ranging from as standard as the Shannon entropy to as exotic as Gács-Körner common information (with even more esoteric measure coming soon!). We organize these quantities into the following groups.

We first have the Shannon-like measures. These quantities are based on sums and differences of entropies, conditional entropies, or mutual informations of random variables:

This next group of measures can not be represented on information diagrams, and can not really be directly compared to the measures above:

There are also measures of “distance” or divergence between two (and im some cases, more) distribution:

Several measures of shared information are related to the ability of two (or more) agents to agree upon a secret key in the face of an eavesdropper: