I suppose it's better that to never have suffered through frequentist statistics first, but I think you appreciate the right way a lot more after you've had to suffer through the wrong way for a while.


Well, Jaynes does point out how bad frequentism is as often as he can get away with. I guess the main thing you're missing out if you weren't previously familiar with it is knowing whether he's attacking a strawman.

0jsteinhardt6yI agree, that's why I'm glad I learned Bayes first. Makes you appreciate the good stuff more.

Open thread, January 25- February 1

by NancyLebovitz 1 min read25th Jan 2014318 comments


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