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Of course, Nature's intentions and degree of foreknowledge are not that clear and most statisticiaqs find the minimax principle too conservative to employ as a general rule. Nevertheless1 in many cases the principle can lead to very reasonable procedures. 4. 4. Students of game theory will realize at this point that the statistician may be able to lower the maximum risk without requiring any further information by using a random mechanism to determine which rule to employ. 5, we toss a fair coin and use 04 if the coin lands heads and 06 otherwise.

2, 11(·) is the parameter of interest. If we use a(·) as a predictor and the new z has marginal distribution Q then it is natural to consider, l(P, a) = J(l'(z) - a(z))2 dQ(z), the expected squared error if a is used. 3 19 The Decision Theoretic Framework the training set ( z 1 , Y), . . =l J n-1 times the squared Euclidean distance between (a(zl ), . . , a(zn) jT and the vector parameter (I'( zl), . . , �t(zn) )T which is just the prediction vector Testing. We ask whether the parameter B is in the subset 60 or subset 81 of e, where {So, 81}, is a partition of e (or equivalently if p E Po or p E PI)· If we take action a when the parameter is in ea.

3) p(x, p(x I Because we now think of B) as a conditional density or frequency function given 8 = we will denote it by 0) for the remainder of this section. 3). In the "mixed" cases such as (} continuous X discrete, the joint distribution is neither continuous nor discrete. The most important feature of a Bayesian model is the conditional distribution of f) given X = which is called the posterior distribution of 8. Before the experiment is performed, the information or belief about the true value of the parameter is described by the prior distribution.