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... In probability and statistics, the Dirichlet-multinomial distribution is a probability distribution for a multivariate discrete random variable ... also called the Dirichlet compound multinomial distribution (DCM) or multivariate Pólya distribution, which is named after George Pólya) ... It is a compound probability distribution, where a probability vector p is drawn from a Dirichlet distribution with parameter vector, and a set of discrete samples is drawn from ...
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