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What meaning of conjugate with two distributions?
Posted: Apr 15, 2014 9:27 PM
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Hi,

I read the following text from an online tutorial. I do not understand conjugate between two distributions. I only know conjugate for complex numbers. Could you explain it to me? Thanks a lot.



As an introduction to MCMC-simulatiom, we will consider the situation with normally distributed data with unknown mean and variance. As we have seen in the lectures and in the book, Section 3.3, the family of Normal-Inverse-?^2-distributions is conjugate for the parameter vector ? = (µ, ?2) in the normal distribution.



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