information entropy

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information entropy

n.
In information theory, a mathematical measure of the degree of randomness in a set of data, with greater randomness implying higher entropy and greater predictability implying lower entropy. Also called Shannon entropy.
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Results obtained were used to estimate the level of heterozygosity and allelic diversity and calculation of allelic frequencies of all microsatellites markers, the mean observed and expected heterozygosity, the fixation index, gene flow and Shannon information index using the software GeneAlEx.
The authors make it clear that they are not limiting themselves to Shannon information which Claude Shannon developed to focus on communication.