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Latex in my blog?

November 25, 2007 Leave a comment

I didn’t know if it was possible to add latex to my postings. I asked John Shonder who is currently working on solutions on my book and has some latex in his WordPress blog. John referred me to a page

that describes a simple procedure for typing in latex in one’s postings.

Anyway, I tried it out on the “Gibbs sampling for hierarchical models” posting and it works!

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Fun to watch!

October 26, 2007 Leave a comment
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Evolution of statistical thought

September 14, 2007 Leave a comment

One of you asked for some Bayesian/frequentist humor. This cartoon describes the historical evolution of statistical thinking. (This was taken from Mike West’s website.)

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Welcome to the MATH 648 Blog

September 5, 2007 Leave a comment

We are now talking about the elements of Bayesian inference, starting with the problem of learning about a population proportion. In class, I will talk about ideas and methods, and I will use this blog to describe computational aspects using the R language.

In the computer lab last week, I gave a brief introduction to the R language, describing manipulations of vectors and matrices. Also, I described how to load the LearnBayes package and illustrated the use of several functions for learning about a population proportion.

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