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Posted by Paul R. Martin on April 29, 2002 03:59:25 UTC

Hi Mike,

Thanks for you're interest, Mike. I was afraid no one would bother to read my post.

***In the preceding quotes where you are raking Luis over the coals, there is a little omission -- "quantification." Yes, information is lost -- in information theory, the question is, "How much information is lost?"***

Again, thanks for asking. That's a fair question. The lost information is easy to quantify in terms of edges. A tesseract, or hypercube, has 32 edges. Luis' degenerate projection has 20 edges. So the loss is 12 edges. These are the 12 edges of the cube which has been degenerated into a single point at the center of his figure.

A similar quantification could easily be done in terms of vertices or faces. Essentially, the information contained in one cube has been lost.

Warm regards,


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