Talk:Hyperparameter

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Conjugate Priors[edit]

In this section, one finds this sentence: "When using a conjugate prior, the posterior distribution will be from the same family, but will have different hyperparameters,..." This contradicts the definition of "hyperparameter," in an article about the definition of "hyperparameter"! According to the defn. a hyperparameter cannot be a parameter of anything but the prior distn. Chafe66 (talk) 17:03, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

This sentence makes sense if you think of using your the resulting posterior as a prior of a new inference (which, is consistent with the Bayesian update idea). 187.101.21.180 (talk) 03:41, 1 March 2014 (UTC)