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parameter -p

MotifSampler's program parameter -p specifies Pr(x), the prior distribution on the number of instances of a motif in a sequence. The argument x equals the number of instances of a motif in a sequence and varies from zero to a maximal number set by the user (program parameter -M). Pr(x) is used in each iteration step of the motif detection process to calculate the number of instances of a motif that should be sampled in each sequence (read more in MotifSampler Guidelines, see fig.5). |

## Description of 5 types for Pr(x) |

We propose 5 models for a prior distribution Pr(x) : |

## Mathematical description |

Here follows the mathematical description for each type of prior distribution : |

## Graphical illustration |

Ter illustration follows a graphical representation of some prior distributions at different parameter settings : |

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