# Tagged Questions

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### Maximization of a total variation distance subject to another total variation distance in Markov chain

Suppose two dependent random variables $X$ and $V$ from finite alphabets $\mathcal{V}$ and $\mathcal{X}$ with known joint and marginal distributions are given. Let $P_{XV}$ and $P_X$ and $P_V$ are the ...

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### Maximizing Renyi entropy for a certain channel

The channel under consideration is $T = A + B$, where $A$ and $B$ take on values in $\{0, 1\}$ according to a probability mass function. Let (joint) random vector $(A_1, A_2,\ldots, A_n)$ be denoted ...

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### An Entropy Inequality

Let $X,Y$ be probability measures on $\{1,2,\dots,n\}$, and set $K=\sum_i\sqrt{X(i)Y(i)}$ so that $Z:=\frac{1}{K}\sqrt{XY}$ is also a probability measure on $\{1,2,\dots,n\}$. How can we prove the ...

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### Understanding Gibbs's inequality

Short version
Gibbs's inequality is a simple inequality for real numbers, usually
understood information-theoretically. In the jargon, it states that
for two probability measures on a finite set, ...

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### Upper bound on joint Renyi entropy

Renyi entropy of a random pair $(X,Y)$ with probability distribution $p_{X,Y}$ is defined by
\begin{equation}
H_\alpha(X,Y) = \frac{1}{1-\alpha}\log\sum_{x,y} p_{X,Y}(x,y)^\alpha.
\end{equation}
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### Proving a messy inequality

EDIT:
After much work I was able to reduce the inequality to a single variable function which I need to show is non-positive. That function is (for $0\leq p\leq\frac{1}{2}$)
$$\frac{p^2(\log(p))^2 - ...

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### Entropy conjecture for distributions over $\mathbb{Z}_n$

Suppose we have two independent random variables $X$ (with distribution $p_X$) and $Y$ (with distribution $p_Y$) which take values in the cyclic group $\mathbb{Z}_n$. Let $Z = X +Y$, where the ...

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### Inequality involving probability measures [closed]

I have been working on a problem(alternate minimization) where I want to establish an inequality in which I am stuck.
An $\alpha$- parameterized version of the divergence(Kullback-Leibler) takes the ...

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### l^p space inequality related to compressed sensing

I'm trying to read Donoho's 2004 paper Compressed Sensing and am having trouble with a supposedly trivial statement (equation 1.2 on page 3).
He makes the sparsity assumption on $\theta \in ...