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Commentary on the entropy of LEGO�

  • Arthur E Stamps III
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    Abstract. A preceding paper suggested that the information content of buildings could be calculated by using sets of LEGO� as a language and then applying the entropy of that language to Lego models of buildings. A competing hypothesis is that the information content of buildings can be calculated based only on the parts of the buildings. An empirical experiment with Lego models indicated that use of a language is neither necessary nor sufficient for calculating information content of buildings. Counting numbers of different parts of the buildings works much better.

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    Article provided by Pion Ltd, London in its journal Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design.

    Volume (Year): 39 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 183-187

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    Handle: RePEc:pio:envirb:v:39:y:2012:i:1:p:183-187
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