Units of information

Comparison of units of information: bit, trit, nat, ban. Quantity of information is the height of bars. Dark green level is the "nat" unit.

Capacity of some standard data storage system or communication channel, used to measure the capacities of other systems and channels.

- Units of information
Comparison of units of information: bit, trit, nat, ban. Quantity of information is the height of bars. Dark green level is the "nat" unit.

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Alpha

Comparison of units of information: bit, trit, nat, ban. Quantity of information is the height of bars. Dark green level is the "nat" unit.

Bit

Comparison of units of information: bit, trit, nat, ban. Quantity of information is the height of bars. Dark green level is the "nat" unit.

The bit is the most basic unit of information in computing and digital communications.

Percentage difference between decimal and binary interpretations of the unit prefixes grows with increasing storage size

Byte

Percentage difference between decimal and binary interpretations of the unit prefixes grows with increasing storage size

The byte is a unit of digital information that most commonly consists of eight bits.

Comparison of units of information: bit, trit, nat, ban. Quantity of information is the height of bars. Dark green level is the "nat" unit.

Octet (computing)

Comparison of units of information: bit, trit, nat, ban. Quantity of information is the height of bars. Dark green level is the "nat" unit.

The octet is a unit of digital information in computing and telecommunications that consists of eight bits.

Two bits of entropy: In the case of two fair coin tosses, the information entropy in bits is the base-2 logarithm of the number of possible outcomes; with two coins there are four possible outcomes, and two bits of entropy. Generally, information entropy is the average amount of information conveyed by an event, when considering all possible outcomes.

Entropy (information theory)

Average level of "information", "surprise", or "uncertainty" inherent to the variable's possible outcomes.

Average level of "information", "surprise", or "uncertainty" inherent to the variable's possible outcomes.

Two bits of entropy: In the case of two fair coin tosses, the information entropy in bits is the base-2 logarithm of the number of possible outcomes; with two coins there are four possible outcomes, and two bits of entropy. Generally, information entropy is the average amount of information conveyed by an event, when considering all possible outcomes.

The different units of information (bits for the binary logarithm

Partial map of the Internet, with nodes representing IP addresses

Information

Processed, organized and structured data.

Processed, organized and structured data.

Partial map of the Internet, with nodes representing IP addresses
Galactic (including dark) matter distribution in a cubic section of the Universe
Information embedded in an abstract mathematical object with symmetry breaking nucleus
Visual representation of a strange attractor, with converted data of its fractal structure

The bit is a typical unit of information.

Use of ternary numbers to balance an unknown integer weight from 1 to 40 kg with weights of 1, 3, 9 and 27 kg (4 ternary digits actually gives 34 = 81 possible combinations: −40 to +40, but only the positive values are useful)

Ternary numeral system

A ternary numeral system (also called base 3 or trinary) has three as its base.

A ternary numeral system (also called base 3 or trinary) has three as its base.

Use of ternary numbers to balance an unknown integer weight from 1 to 40 kg with weights of 1, 3, 9 and 27 kg (4 ternary digits actually gives 34 = 81 possible combinations: −40 to +40, but only the positive values are useful)

One trit is equivalent to log2 3 (about 1.58496) bits of information.