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Copyright © 2011 Rahim Alhamzawi and Keming Yu. This is an open access article distributed under the
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We address a quantile dependent prior for Bayesian quantile regression. We extend the idea of the power prior distribution in Bayesian quantile regression by employing the likelihood function that is based on a location-scale mixture representation of the asymmetric Laplace distribution. The propriety of the power prior is one of the critical issues in Bayesian analysis. Thus, we discuss the propriety of the power prior in Bayesian quantile regression. The methods are illustrated with
both simulation and real data.