Index: The Book of Statistical ProofsProbability Distributions ▷ Univariate discrete distributions ▷ Beta-binomial distribution ▷ Definition

Definition: Let $p$ be a random variable following a beta distribution

\[\label{eq:beta} p \sim \mathrm{Bet}(\alpha, \beta)\]

and let $X$ be a random variable following a binomial distribution conditional on $p$

\[\label{eq:bin} X \mid p \sim \mathrm{Bin}(n, p) \; .\]

Then, the marginal distribution of $X$ is called a beta-binomial distribution

\[\label{eq:betabin} X \sim \mathrm{BetBin}(n, \alpha, \beta)\]

with number of trials $n$ and shape parameters $\alpha$ and $\beta$.


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