Lecture 1: Introduction to Information Theory

author: David MacKay, University of Cambridge
produced by: David MacKay (University of Cambridge)
author: David MacKay, University of Cambridge
published: Nov. 5, 2012,   recorded: February 2012,   views: 141775
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Just watched this first lecture on this interesting subject. Very good speaker. Look forward to the rest of the series.


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