MAXENT3D_PID: An Estimator for the Maximum-entropy Trivariate Partial Information Decomposition

10 Jan 2019  ·  Abdullah Makkeh, Daniel Chicharro, Dirk Oliver Theis, Raul Vicente ·

Chicharro (2017) introduced a procedure to determine multivariate partial information measures within the maximum entropy framework, separating unique, redundant, and synergistic components of information. Makkeh, Theis, and Vicente (2018) formulated the latter trivariate partial information measure as Cone Programming. In this paper, we present MAXENT3D_PID, a production-quality software that computes the trivariate partial information measure based on the Cone Programming model. We describe in detail our software, explain how to use it, and perform some experiments reflecting its accuracy in estimating the trivariate partial information decomposition.

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