[FRIAM] Learning about Bayesian Statistics

Edward Angel angel at cs.unm.edu
Mon Feb 4 08:27:58 EST 2019

You might also like Nate Silver’s book “The Signal and the Noise”. It’s almost non technical and has interesting examples of the use and non use of Bayesian reasoning from the house market collapse to evaluating baseball players. 


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> On Feb 3, 2019, at 12:03 AM, George Duncan <gtduncan at gmail.com> wrote:
> At Friday's church service Nick asked about how one might learn the basics of Bayesian statistics. I said I would think about it, and so here are my conclusions.
> For historical and philosophical background: Read The Emergence of Probability by Ian Hacking
> For a systematic course: Take Coursera, Bayesian Statistics, a course from Duke University with a 7-day free trial. 
> Also of course there are several reasonable texts on Bayesian Statistics.
> George Duncan
> Emeritus Professor of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
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