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By: Bayesian variable selection redux « Xi'an's Og
https://xianblog.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/a-summer-of-books/comment-page-1/#comment-9631
Sun, 10 Jul 2011 22:13:07 +0000http://xianblog.wordpress.com/?p=6364#comment-9631[…] Paris and Montpellier, and running too many projects at once with Jean-Michel (including the Bayesian Core revision that did not move much since last summer!), we came to realise that my earlier strong stance that […]
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By: Statistical Inference « Xi'an's Og
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Mon, 15 Nov 2010 23:07:08 +0000http://xianblog.wordpress.com/?p=6364#comment-6698[…] I will not discuss here Chapter 4, “a diversion from the main theme of the book” (page 91), except to criticise the use of Haldane’s prior (which does not allow for empty cells in a contingency table) and for the corresponding (mathematically false) semantic switch reproduced above. Similarly, Chapter 7 “points out difficulties with the posterior predictive distribution” (page 172) that I refrain from addressing here (namely, that the predictive lacks variability, page 173), despite some puzzling statements like the one that a marginal distribution (meaning density) being “the mean of the conditional distribution, (…) there is more information about this distribution in the variance of the conditional distribution averaged over X” (page 176). (For one thing, not every density is L2, hence square-integrable…) Chapter 8 covers mixtures of distributions and relates to our (critical) 2006 Bayesian Analysis paper on DIC, bur does not end up as critical despite the variety of DIC criteria. (This part on mixture is also related to a chapter Murray Aitkin contributed to our volume on mixtures.) […]
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By: Monte Carlo Statistical Methods third edition « Xi'an's Og
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Thu, 23 Sep 2010 06:45:52 +0000http://xianblog.wordpress.com/?p=6364#comment-5794[…] revision is completed. We hope to be done by next summer, even though the simultaneous handling of three other books will certainly be a liability for […]
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By: Dragontail « Xi'an's Og
https://xianblog.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/a-summer-of-books/comment-page-1/#comment-2478
Sat, 31 Jul 2010 04:20:26 +0000http://xianblog.wordpress.com/?p=6364#comment-2478[…] was packed, which means I could not even open my macbook… So I looked instead at the translation of Introducing Monte Carlo Methods with R into French, read the Economist from start till end, and […]
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