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Name: Bayesian Estimation
ID: m11660
Language: English (en)
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: '0-1' loss, absolute error loss, expected loss, loss function, MAP
Document Type: -//CNX//DTD CNXML 0.5 plus MathML//EN
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 1.0

Authors: Clayton Scott (
Copyright Holders: Clayton Scott (
Maintainers: Clayton Scott (, Jeffrey Silverman (

Latest version: 1.2 (history)
First publication date: Aug 11, 2003 12:18 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Dec 14, 2003 11:43 pm +0000


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Version History

Version: 1.2 Dec 14, 2003 11:43 pm +0000 by Jeffrey Silverman
Fixed two typos and a few small markup errors.

Version: 1.1 Dec 5, 2003 9:39 pm +0000 by Jeffrey Silverman
First version.

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