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    infomation without probability

    can i have information without probability?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demetris View Post
    can i have information without probability?
    Your question is too vague. Give a clear statement of the problem you're working on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demetris View Post
    can i have information without probability?
    As Mr.F said, its too vague. Is it a philosophical discussion? Or are you talking about the information theory's definition about probability?

    I = \log \frac1{p} is the probability based way to define information. This link will explain it better, perhaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demetris View Post
    can i have information without probability?
    If we are talking Fisher information the answer is no as it is about random variables. The same is true of Shannon Information Entropy.

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    From Probability and Mathematical Statistics: Kazimierz Urbanik (1930-2005)

    ...Since 1961, Urbanik made several attempts to define information without probability theory. These efforts finally bore fruit in 1972, when he proposed new axioms....
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