beta distribution

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The beta distribution is a probability distribution over the unit interval. It is most commonly used in Bayesian statistics as the conjugate prior for the Bernoulli distribution.


This concept has the prerequisites:


  • Know the PDF of the beta distribution
  • Be able to compute the expectation of a beta random variable
  • Express the uniform distribution as a special case of the beta distribution

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