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The Yule–Simon distribution is usually employed in the analysis of frequency data. As the Bayesian literature, so far, has ignored this distribution, here we show the derivation of two objective priors for the parameter of the Yule–Simon distribution. In particular, we discuss the Jeffreys prior and a loss-based prior, which has recently appeared in the literature. We illustrate the performance of the derived priors through a simulation study and the analysis of real datasets.
Author(s): Leisen F, Rossini L, Villa C
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Computational Statistics
Print publication date: 01/03/2018
Online publication date: 05/06/2017
Acceptance date: 13/05/2017
Date deposited: 21/05/2020
ISSN (print): 0943-4062
ISSN (electronic): 1613-9658
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