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116 Post author: Thrasymachus 01 August 2014 10:41PM

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Comment author: IlyaShpitser 04 August 2014 04:48:38PM *  2 points [-]

This is about "reasonable encoding" not "linearity," though. That is, linear functions of parameters encode reasonably, but not all reasonable encodings are linear. We can define a parameter to be precisely one bit of information, and then ask for the minimum of bits needed.

I don't understand why people are so hung up on linearity.