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A conditional probability distribution of a random variable, to be contrasted with its unconditional or a priori distribution.

Let <html> be a random parameter with an a priori density </html>, let be a random result of observations and let be the conditional density of when ; then the a posteriori distribution of for a given </html>, according to the Bayes formula, has the density


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