## Bayesian Choice of textbooks

**I**n the latest (Dec. 2008) issue of the ** ISBA Bulletin**, Howard Edwards published a short survey on graduate courses on Bayesian Statistics where

**comes second! Of course, this is way behind Gelman et al.’s**

*The Bayesian Choice**… The survey consists of 57 replies only. It thus misses many courses, as shown e.g. by the under-representation of Jim Albert’s*

**Bayesian Data Analysis****, despite being adopted in several courses. (A quick check on Google shows more than ten courses currently using Jim’s book as the main textbook.)**

*Bayesian Computation with R** Bayesian Core* is not appearing in the list either, but, besides Paris Dauphine, it was used at least in Stat314-08S1 at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, in Stat697 at the University of Massachusetts, in Stat6820 at Utah State University, in CS395T at the University of Texas in Austin, in Stat529K at Purdue University, in Math M6001 at the University of Bristol and at the Università degli Studi di Pavia, in one of the past semesters. As noted in this earlier post, we are obviously interested in any feedback from instructors and students about teaching from

*in order to improve further the second edition.*

**Bayesian Core**** **

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February 6, 2011 at 12:12 am

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January 23, 2009 at 6:33 am

This is true, Arnaud! Along with Dominic Lee, you were a beta tester and helped in designing the final version of Bayesian Core. Thanks!

January 21, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I also used a preliminary of the book for Stat535c at the University of British Columbia.