Windows-based software for optimising entropy-based groupings of textural data

Stewart, Lachlan K., Kostylev, Vladmir E., and Orpin, Alan R. (2009) Windows-based software for optimising entropy-based groupings of textural data. Computers & Geosciences, 35 (7). pp. 1552-1556.

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Abstract

EntropyMax is a new 32-bit Windows-based software that groups large matrices of grain-size distribution data into a finite number of groups. The software utilises statistical algorithms that minimise the entropy within a group while maximising the entropy between groups. EntropyMax builds upon an existing DOS–BASIC program through the addition of a more robust computational routine, a graphical user interface, incorporation of an improved and more statistically meaningful method for identifying the optimal number of groupings, and better graphical presentation of results. These refinements add significantly to the functionality and statistical rigour of the program on modern computer platforms and large data sets.

Item ID: 11437
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: etropy; polymodal; distribution; EntrpoyMax; statistical
ISSN: 1873-7803
Date Deposited: 31 May 2010 06:00
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040312 Structural Geology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences @ 100%
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