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Artificial Neural Networks
Of the many, many different ideas put forward to explain, model, and experiment with artificial cognition, one of the most practically successful is the Artificial Neural Network. Not because we’ve managed to actually create cognition with one, but because of … Continue reading
Bayesian Networks
I have mentioned before that Bayesian Inference is, in general, intractable. People like Gaussians a lot because many nice results in closedform can be derived from them, analytical treatments are in general possible and even easy to do, but for … Continue reading
Stopping rules, pvalues, and the likelihood principle
A few months ago, someone who used to be called perversesheaf came to tumblr to bash LessWrong there. Now, while there is a very large number of criticisms that can be aimed at it, both as a website and community, … Continue reading
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Tagged bayesian networks, Bayesian statistics, bayesianism, confidence intervals, credible intervals, frequentism, frequentist statistics, likelihood, likelihood function, likelihood principle, mathema, mathematics, maths, pvalues, probability theory, statistics, stopping rule, tagging maths for a friend
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Confidence and Credibility
Three days ago I got slightly drunk with a few friends (two of which were mentioned in a recent post) and one of them and I were trying to explain to the other what the difference between confidence and credible intervals were. Since … Continue reading
Learning Bayes [part 3.5]
In part 3, I discussed the problem of finding a way of drawing a posterior point estimate of a number based on a series of point estimates that’s more “theoretically valid” than taking the median, which is the standard of the … Continue reading
Learning Bayes [part 3]
I was talking to a friend (the same friend who inspired the two previous posts), who was talking to a friend of ours about a thing, and there’s a context but it doesn’t matter to what I want to write here. Suppose … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematics, Probability Theory
Tagged Bayesian statistics, bayesianism, frequentism, frequentist statistics, gamma distribution, gaussian, gaussian distribution, mathema, mathematics, normal distribution, probability theory, statistics, student's tdistribution, tagging maths for a friend
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