Computer Graphics and a Revised Concept of Dependence and Independence

  • Bruno Forte


The “information” carried by a computer output and, in particular, by a computer graphic display is quantized. Accordingly, the concepts of functional dependence and stochastic independence have been revised to adjust them to the discrete nature of the “information” that can be received. Some basic “natural” properties of the measure of expected information have been used to establish practical criteria to detect dependence and independence by computer data.

In connection with the size of the “pixels” of a graphic display different levels of dependence can be considered. Practical measures for these levels are suggested.


Marginal Distribution Equal Probability Discretized Formulation Uniform Continuity QUANTIZED Formulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Forte
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  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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