Bayesian inference is a method of statistical inference in which Bayes' theorem is used to update the probability for a hypothesis as evidence. Bayesian inference is an important technique in statistics, and especially in mathematical statistics. Bayesian updating is particularly important in the dynamic analysis of a sequence of data. Bayesian inference has found application in a wide range of activities, including science, engineering, philosophy, medicine, and law. In the philosophy of decision theory, Bayesian inference is closely related to subjective probability, often called "Bayesian probability".
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Leonard J. Savage University Professor of Statistics and Social Sciences, Emeritus
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