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Book Information:

Author: J. A. Hartigan
Title: Bayes theory
Additional book information: Springer Series in Statistics, Springer-Verlag, New York, Berlin, Heidelberg, Tokyo, 1983, xii + 145 pp., $16.80. ISBN 0-387-90883-8.

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Review Information:

Reviewer: William D. Sudderth
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 12 (1985), 294-297