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Comments on ``Simple Measure for Complexity''


  • James P. Crutchfield
  • David P. Feldman
  • Cosma Rohilla Shalizi


We critique the measure of complexity introduced by Shiner, Davison, and Landsberg in Ref. [1]. In particular, we point out that it is over-universal, in the sense that it has the same dependence on disorder for structurally distinct systems. We also point out a misinterpretation of a result given by two of the present authors in Ref. [2]. Submitted to Phys. Rev. E.

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  • James P. Crutchfield & David P. Feldman & Cosma Rohilla Shalizi, 1999. "Comments on ``Simple Measure for Complexity''," Working Papers 99-06-040, Santa Fe Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:wop:safiwp:99-06-040

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    Statistical complexity; disequilibrium; order; disorder;

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