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If, however, we have a situation in which the η possible outcomes are not all equally likely, we can represent these outcomes by probabilities: Pi>p2> . · · ,pn, and in this case the amount of information generated, 54 A Systems View of Planning H(x) must be : lo — Pi l°gPi —P* g / > 2 . . , are less than unity, their logarithms are negative, so that H(x) is positive). , and is clearly a measure of information, for information, according to both Weiner and Shannon, is "that which removes u n c e r t a i n t y a n d we are concerned here with the measurement of the removal of uncertainty.
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