Estimating a Probability Law
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.
KeywordsEntropy Dust Coherence Preconceive
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