Bayesian inference

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Bayesian inference is a statistical inference in which probabilities are interpreted not as frequencies or proportions or the like, but rather as degrees of belief. The name comes from the frequent use of Bayes' theorem in this discipline.

Bayes' theorem is named after the Reverend Thomas Bayes. However, it is not clear that Bayes would endorse the very broad interpretation of probability now called "Bayesian".

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