The beta polytope is the convex hull of n i.i.d. random points distributed in the unit ball of according to a density proportional to if (in particular, corresponds to the uniform distribution in the ball), or uniformly on the unit sphere if . We show that the expected normalized volumes of high‐dimensional beta polytopes exhibit a phase transition and we describe its shape. We derive analogous results for the intrinsic volumes of beta polytopes and, when , their number of vertices.
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