Entropic Inference

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Caticha, Ariel;
(2010)
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1063/1.3573619
  • Subject: Physics - Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability | Statistics - Methodology | Condensed Matter - Statistical Mechanics

In this tutorial we review the essential arguments behing entropic inference. We focus on the epistemological notion of information and its relation to the Bayesian beliefs of rational agents. The problem of updating from a prior to a posterior probability distribution ... View more
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