Are Nonuniform Clade Priors Important in Bayesian Phylogenetic Analysis ?

  title={Are Nonuniform Clade Priors Important in Bayesian Phylogenetic Analysis ?},
  author={Christopher P Randle and Kurt M. Pickett},
The use and design of prior distributions that reflect prior ignorance have long been controversial in statistics. The use of any prior distribution marks the difference between Bayesian and frequentist schools of thought. Disagreements regarding the design of prior distributions to reflect ignorance, and the interpretation of posterior distributions derived from such priors, have resulted in conflicting Bayesian philosophies. In a recent study, Pickett and Randle (2005) examined uniform prior… CONTINUE READING


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