# The Beta Family

The Beta distribution is a family of continuous distributions on [0,1] with two parameters (commonly known as

$\alpha$

and $\beta$

, but also $r$

and $s$

).Credit: Wikipedia

Beta distributions are commonly used in situations where we want to continually update a prior distribution given new information.

- The
`beta (1,1)`

distribution is identical to the uniform distribution.

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