Estimating a Probability Law

  • B. Roy Frieden
Part of the Springer Series in Information Sciences book series (SSINF, volume 10)


Estimating the probability law that gave rise to given data is one of the chief aims of statistics. Once known, its variance, confidence limits, and all other parameters describing fluctuation may be determined. There are two main schools of thought — the classical and the Bayesian — regarding what may be assumed while making the estimate. These guiding philosophies are discussed more generally in Chap. 16.


Prior Knowledge Maximum Entropy Laser Speckle Resolution Cell Orthogonal Expansion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Roy Frieden
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  1. 1.Optical Sciences CenterThe University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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