## O’Bayes 09 news

**A**s you can see from the link on the previous post, I have updated the slides on SlideShare and they are down to 124. Obviously, this was not enough reduction to cover the whole series in 45 minutes and so I skipped Chapters 2, 4, 6 and 7! Arnold Zellner gave his discussion of our paper as his talk, which was entertaining. One major point of his (as well as Rob Kass’) is that ** Theory of Probability** has had a major impact on the epistemology of Science, making probabilistic assessment of models [sort of] the norm. This makes sense, indeed, and broadens the discussion. Gonzalo Garcia-Donato exposed his interesting regularisation of Jeffreys’ testing [or divergence] priors as developped in Chapter 6, a regularisation whose only drawback is to depend on a power parameter to be calibrated.

August 22, 2010 at 12:20 am

[…] points about the early part of Theory of Probability, and making a very nice overview of it at the O’Bayes 09 meeting. Always in the kindest manner. Sid Chib wrote an obituary of Arnold Zellner on the ISBA […]