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# 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.