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Information theory is a branch of applied mathematics and engineering involving the quantification of information. Historically, information theory was developed to find fundamental limits on compressing and reliably communicating data. Since its inception it has broadened to find applications in many other areas, including statistical inference, networks other than communication networks as in neurobiology.

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