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Quantization for probability distributions refers broadly to estimating a given probability measure by a discrete probability measure supported by a finite number of points. We consider general geometric approaches to quantization using stationary processes arising in dynamical systems, followed by a discussion of the special cases of stationary processes: random processes and Diophantine processes. We are interested in how close stationary process can be to giving optimal n-means and nth optimal mean distortion errors. We also consider different ways of measuring the degree of approximation by quantization, and their advantages and disadvantages in these different contexts.


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Dynamical Systems



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