Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 248–258 | Cite as

Propriety Conditions for the Bayesian Autologistic Model—Inference for Histone Modifications

  • Riten MitraEmail author
  • Peter Müller
  • Yuan Ji


Motivated by inference for a set of histone modifications we consider an improper prior for an autologistic model. We state sufficient conditions for posterior propriety under a constant prior on the coefficients of an autologistic model. We use known results for a multinomial logistic regression to prove posterior propriety under the autologistic model. The conditions are easily verified.


Autologistic Bayesian Identifiability Propriety 

AMS Classification

6209 62A01 62B05 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ICESUniversity of Texas at Austin, MD Anderson Cancer CenterAustinUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  3. 3.Center for Clinical and Research InformaticsNorthShore University Health SystemChicagoUSA

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