Bayes' Rule: A Tutorial Introduction to Bayesian Analysis
ISBN: 0956372848
EAN13: 9780956372840
Language: English
Publication Date: June 4, 2013
Pages: 174
Dimensions: 0.42" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 0.74 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Discovered by an 18th century mathematician and preacher, Bayes' rule is a cornerstone of modern probability theory. In this richly illustrated book, a range of accessible examples is used to show how Bayes' rule is actually a natural consequence of common sense reasoning. Bayes' rule is then derived using intuitive graphical representation s of probability, and Bayesian analysis is applied to parameter estimation. As an aid to understanding, online computer code (in MatLab, Python and R) reproduces key numerical results and diagrams. The tutorial style of writing , combined with a comprehensive glossary , makes this an ideal primer for novices who wish to become familiar with the basic principles of Bayesian analysis.