# Difference between revisions of "Bayesian"

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+ | A '''Bayesian''' is someone who adheres to the [[Bayesian probability|Bayesian interpretation]] of probability, viewing probability as a level of certainty in a potential outcome or idea. This is in contrast to a [[frequentist]] who views probability as a representation of how frequently a particular outcome will occur over any number of trials. | ||

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+ | The term '''Bayesian''' is also used to refer to an agent implementing precise Bayesian inference (see, for example, [[Aumann's agreement theorem]]). | ||

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+ | ==See Also== | ||

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+ | * [[Bayesian probability]] | ||

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## Revision as of 21:11, 19 April 2009

A **Bayesian** is someone who adheres to the Bayesian interpretation of probability, viewing probability as a level of certainty in a potential outcome or idea. This is in contrast to a frequentist who views probability as a representation of how frequently a particular outcome will occur over any number of trials.

The term **Bayesian** is also used to refer to an agent implementing precise Bayesian inference (see, for example, Aumann's agreement theorem).