Parameter Priors

Introduction

BEAST offers a wide range of prior distributions that can be used for the parameters used in its models. This page provides a description of and the rationale behind the default priors on each parameter of those standard models in BEAUti, with the goal of providing every parameter with a proper and reasonable prior.

Complementing the parameter priors described here, we also provide a page on coalescent priors, which offers possible choices to put a prior on the underlying tree and its branch lengths.

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