wentropy
Entropy (wavelet packet)
Description
Examples
Signal Entropy
This example shows the different values of entropy of a random signal.
For purposes of reproducibility, reset the random seed and generate a random signal.
rng default
x = randn(1,200);
Compute the Shannon entropy of x
.
e = wentropy(x,'shannon')
e = 224.5551
Compute the log energy entropy of x
.
e = wentropy(x,'log energy')
e = 229.5183
Compute the threshold entropy of x
with the threshold entropy equal to 0.2.
e = wentropy(x,'threshold',0.2)
e = 168
Compute the Sure entropy of x
with the threshold equal to 3.
e = wentropy(x,'sure',3)
e = 35.7962
Compute the norm entropy of x
with power equal to 1.1
e = wentropy(x,'norm',1.1)
e = 173.6578
You can use your own entropy function ABC
with wentropy
. Your function must be defined in a .m
file, and the first line must be of the form:
function e = ABC(x)
where x
is a vector and e
is a real number. The new entropy can be used by typing
e = wentropy(x,'user','ABC')
or more directly
e = wentropy(x,'ABC')
The function file myEntropy.m
returns the normalized Shannon entropy of a signal. Compute the normalized Shannon entropy of x
.
w = wentropy(x,'myEntropy')
w = 1.1228
Input Arguments
X
— Input data
realvalued vector or matrix
Input data, specified as a realvalued vector or matrix.
T
— Entropy type
'shannon'
 'log energy'
 'threshold'
 'sure'
 'norm'
 'user'
 'FunName'
Entropy type, specified as one of the following:
Entropy Type
(  Threshold Parameter
(  Comments 

'shannon' 
 
'log energy' 
 
'threshold'  0 ≤ P 

'sure'  0 ≤ P 

'norm'  1 ≤ P 

'user'  Character vector 

'FunName '  No constraints on P 

T
and the threshold parameter
P
together define the entropy criterion.
Note
The 'user'
option is historical and still kept for
compatibility, but it is obsoleted by the last option described in the
table above. The FunName option do the same as the
'user'
option and in addition gives the
possibility to pass a parameter to your own entropy function.
P
— Threshold parameter
real number  character vector  string scalar
Threshold parameter, specified by a real number, character vector, or
string scalar. P
and the entropy type
T
together define the entropy criterion.
Output Arguments
E
— Entropy
real number
Entropy of X
, returned as a real number.
More About
Entropy
Functionals verifying an additivetype property are well suited for efficient searching of binarytree structures and the fundamental splitting property of the wavelet packets decomposition. Classical entropybased criteria match these conditions and describe informationrelated properties for an accurate representation of a given signal. Entropy is a common concept in many fields, mainly in signal processing. The following example lists different entropy criteria. Many others are available and can be easily integrated. In the following expressions, s is the signal and (s_{i})_{i} the coefficients of s in an orthonormal basis.
The entropy E
must be an additive cost function such that
E(0) = 0 and
The (nonnormalized) Shannon entropy.
so,
,
with the convention 0log(0) = 0.
The concentration in l^{p} norm entropy with 1 ≤ p.
E2(s_{i} ) = s_{i}^{p} so
The “log energy” entropy.
so,
,
with the convention log(0) = 0.
The threshold entropy.
E4(s_{i}) = 1 if s_{i} > p and 0 elsewhere so E4(s) = #{i such that s_{i}  > p} is the number of time instants when the signal is greater than a threshold p.
The “SURE” entropy.
E5(s) = n  #{i such that
For more information, see Wavelet Packets for Compression and Denoising.
References
[1] Coifman, R. R., and M. V. Wickerhauser. "Entropybased Algorithms for best basis selection." IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. Vol. 38, Number 2, March 1992, pp. 713–718.
[2] Donoho, D. L., and I. M. Johnstone. "Ideal denoising in an orthonormal basis chosen from a library of bases." Comptes Rendus Acad. Sci. Paris, Ser. I. Vol. 319, 1994, pp. 1317–1322.
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