Bayesian



of or relating to statistical methods that regard parameters of a population as random variables having known probability distributions.
Contemporary Examples

A good Bayesian–and aren’t most of us are supposed to be good Bayesians these days?
Study: Giving People Government Health Insurance May Not Make them Any Healthier Megan McArdle April 30, 2013

Historical Examples

Darryl and I once tried to write our own better spam filter and when you filter spam, you need Bayesian math.
Little Brother Cory Doctorow

adjective
(of a theory) presupposing known a priori probabilities which may be subjectively assessed and which can be revised in the light of experience in accordance with Bayes’ theorem. A hypothesis is thus confirmed by an experimental observation which is likely given the hypothesis and unlikely without it Compare maximum likelihood
adjective, noun

pertaining to statistical methods based on Thomas Bayes’ probability theorem involving prior knowledge and accumulated experience

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