Posts Tagged ‘ books ’

Le Monde puzzle [#1049]

April 17, 2018
By
Le Monde puzzle [#1049]

An algorithmic Le Monde mathematical puzzle with a direct Alice and Bob play a game by picking alternatively one of the remaining digits between 1 and 10 and putting it in either one of two available stacks, 1 or 2. Their respective gains are the products of the piles (1 for Alice and 2 for […]

Read more »

Masterclass in Bayesian Statistics in Marseilles next Fall

April 8, 2018
By
Masterclass in Bayesian Statistics in Marseilles next Fall

This post is to announce a second occurrence of the exciting “masterclass in Bayesian Statistics” that we organised in 2016, near Marseilles. It will take place on 22-26 October 2018 once more at CIRM (Centre International de Recherches Mathématiques, Luminy, Marseilles, France). The targeted audience includes all scientists interested in learning how Bayesian inference may […]

Read more »

Le Monde puzzle [#1048]

March 31, 2018
By
Le Monde puzzle [#1048]

An arithmetic Le Monde mathematical puzzle: A magical integer m is such that the remainder of the division of any prime number p by m is either a prime number or 1. What is the unique magical integer between 25 and 100? And is there any less than 25? The question is dead easy to […]

Read more »

a null hypothesis with a 99% probability to be true…

March 27, 2018
By
a null hypothesis with a 99% probability to be true…

When checking the Python t distribution random generator, np.random.standard_t(), I came upon this manual page, which actually does not explain how the random generator works but spends instead the whole page to recall Gosset’s t test, illustrating its use on an energy intake of 11 women, but ending up misleading the readers by interpreting a […]

Read more »

spacings on a torus

March 21, 2018
By
spacings on a torus

While in Brussels last week I noticed an interesting question on X validated that I considered in the train back home and then more over the weekend. This is a question about spacings, namely how long on average does it take to cover an interval of length L when drawing unit intervals at random (with […]

Read more »

The discontent of engineering uncertainty

March 14, 2018
By
The discontent of engineering uncertainty

Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, warns against over-interpreting the precision of formula outputs, and advocates embracing uncertainty. He is reacting to passages from the book, Algorithms to Live By.

Read more »

The discontent of engineering uncertainty

March 14, 2018
By
The discontent of engineering uncertainty

Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, warns against over-interpreting the precision of formula outputs, and advocates embracing uncertainty. He is reacting to passages from the book, Algorithms to Live By.

Read more »

StanCon in Helsinki [29-31 Aug 2018]

March 7, 2018
By
StanCon in Helsinki [29-31 Aug 2018]

As emailed to me by Aki Vehtari, the next StanCon will take place this summer in the wonderful city of Helsinki, at the end of August. On Aalto University Töölö Campus precisely. The list of speakers and tutorial teachers is available on the webpage. (The only “negative point” is that the conference does not include […]

Read more »

a one-chance meeting [puzzle]

March 5, 2018
By
a one-chance meeting [puzzle]

This afternoon, I took a quick look at the current Riddler puzzle, which sums up as, given three points A, B, C, arbitrarily moving on a plane with a one-shot view of their respective locations, find a moving rule to bring the three together at the same point at the same time. And could not […]

Read more »

weakly informative reparameterisations

February 13, 2018
By
weakly informative reparameterisations

Our paper, weakly informative reparameterisations of location-scale mixtures, with Kaniav Kamary and Kate Lee, got accepted by JCGS! Great news, which comes in perfect timing for Kaniav as she is currently applying for positions. The paper proposes a unidimensional mixture Bayesian modelling based on the first and second moment constraints, since these turn the remainder […]

Read more »


Subscribe

Email:

  Subscribe