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A Note on the Maximum-Entropy Principle

P. E. Jupp and K. V. Mardia
Scandinavian Journal of Statistics
Vol. 10, No. 1 (1983), pp. 45-47
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4615900
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A Note on the Maximum-Entropy Principle
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Abstract

The concept of centre of attraction of a set of probability density functions is a generalisation of that of maximum-entropy distribution. It is shown that, for sets of densities with given expectations, the centres of attraction correspond to maximum likelihood estimates in associated exponential families, even when no maximum-entropy distribution exists.

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