Bayesian Analysis: A Look at Today and Thoughts of Tomorrow

James Berger

First, a snapshot is provided of the current state of Bayesian statistics. Included are entry points to the Bayesian literatures in various disciplines and various areas of statistics. Next, the status of the various approaches to Bayesian analysis are discussed; these approaches are termed the objective, subjective, robust, frequentist-Bayes, and pseudo-Bayes approaches. Speculations about the future are sprinkled throughout this latter material. Finally, comments about computation and existing and future software are given.

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