[A review of Bayesian Essentials that appeared in Technometrics two weeks ago, with the first author being rechristened Jean-Michael!]

“Overall this book is a very helpful and useful introduction to Bayesianmethods of data analysis. I found the use of R, the code in the book, and thecompanion R package, bayess, to be helpful to those who want to begin usingBayesian methods in data analysis. One topic that I would like to see added isthe use of Bayesian methods in change point problems, a topic that we founduseful in a recent article and which could be added to the time series chapter.Overall this is a solid book and well worth considering by its intended audience.”

David E. BOOTH

Kent State University