to make sure I didn’t misrepresent what he wrote,

but I still hesitated. Anyway, I guess I’m glad

that the post was one of the proximate causes

of a Jefferys-Berger interaction!

Speaking of which, I attended a Physics seminar talk

by Penn State’s Eric Feigelson at GWU, earlier this month.

During the talk, he listed a number of topics and problems

in astronomy and statistical techniques that could be of use.

As a Bayesian, I was pleased to be able to mention

Bayesian model selection and the Cepheid distance scale

(Jefferys/Barnes/Berger/Mueller). ]]>

21, 28, 8, 1, 15, 10, 26, 23, 2, 14, 22, 27, 9, 16, 20, 29,

7, 18, 31, 5, 11, 25, 24, 12, 13, 3, 6, 30, 19, 17, 32, 4

where 21 + 4 is also a (perfect) square.

The possibility of such cycles grows with N, but I admit I cannot see any direct connection of number-theoretic properties of N.

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