## quantum forest

**T**hanks to a link on R-bloggers, I was introduced to Luis Apiolaza’s blog, Quantum Forest, which covers data analyses and R comments he encounters in his research as a quantitative forester/geneticist. And he works at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, where I first taught from *Bayesian Core*** in 2006. Which may be why he chose **** Bayesian Core** as one of the three books he is currently reading to understand Bayesian statistics better. (The other two are Jim Albert’s

*, and Bill Bolstad’s*

**Bayesian computation with R****, which is not the one I reviewed recently.) Luis has just started the book but he mentions that “the book has managed to capture my interest”, which is real nice, and being annoyed by the self-contained label we put on the back cover. Which is a reaction I also got from some students when teaching the book for a week in Australia, as they thought they could take it without a probability background. Hopefully, we’ll manage to complete our revision before next summer!**

*Introduction to Bayesian Statistics*
December 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Looking forward to work with the revised version! NIce picture by the way.

Luis

December 3, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Thanks, I thought the picture suited your title! I took it during one walk in Yosemite (along a few dozen others that I alas erased in the meanwhile…)