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Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms

(Hardback, 640 pages, Published September 2003)

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  • Version 6.0 was released Thu 26/6/03; the book is finished. You are welcome to view the book on-screen. Version 6.0 was used for the first printing, published by C.U.P. September 2003.
  • Version 6.6 was released Mon 22/12/03; it will be used for the second printing, to be released January 2004. In this second printing, a small number of typographical errors were corrected, and the design of the book was altered slightly. Page-numbering generally remains unchanged, except in chapters 1, 6, and 28, where a few paragraphs, figures, and equations have moved around. All equation, section, and exercise numbers are unchanged.

Copyright issues: The book is copyright (c) Cambridge University Press. It has been available in bookstores since September 2003. The cover price is 30 pounds (UK) and $50 (USA).

Now the book is published, these files will remain viewable on this website. The same copyright rules will apply to the online copy of the book as apply to normal books. [e.g., copying the whole book onto paper is not permitted.]

History:
Draft 1.1.1 - March 14 1997.
Draft 1.2.1 - April 4 1997.
Draft 1.2.3 - April 9 1997.
Draft 1.2.4 - April 10 1997. Margins altered so as to print better on Northamerican paper
Draft 1.3.0 - December 23 1997.
Draft 1.9.0 - Feb 1 1999.
Draft 2.0.0 - Jan 6 2000. New page layout.
Draft 2.2.0 - Dec 23 2000. Fresh draft.
Draft 3.1415 - Jan 12 2003. Nearly finished.
Draft 4.0 - April 15 2003. Chapter sequence finalized.
Draft 4.1 - April 18 2003. Adding new frontmatter (Preface etc)to book. Corrected printing of letter version.
Version 6.0 - Thu 26 June 2003. Final version.
Version 6.6 - Mon 22 December 2003. Second printing.

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The Inference Group is supported by the Gatsby Foundation
and by a partnership award from IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
David J.C. MacKay
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