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Bayesian statistics the fun way : understanding statistics and probability with Star Wars, LEGO, and Rubber Ducks / by Will Kurt.

Author/Creator:
Kurt, Will author.
Publication:
San Francisco : No Starch Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xxii, 234 pages) : illustrations.
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Subjects:
Bayesian statistical decision theory.
Probabilities.
Contents:
Part 1. Introduction to probability. Bayesian thinking and everyday reasoning
Measuring uncertainty
The logic of uncertainty
Creating a binomial probability distribution
The beta distribution
Part 2. Bayesian probability and prior probabilities. Conditional probability
Bayes' theorem with LEGO
The prior, likelihood, and posterior of Bayes' theorem
Bayesian priors and working with probability distributions
Part 3. Parameter estimation. Introduction to averaging and parameter estimation
Measuring the spread of our data
The normal distribution
Tools of parameter estimation : the PDF, CDF, and Quantile function
Parameter estimation with prior probabilities
Part 4. Hypothesis testing: the heart of statistics. From parameter estimation to hypothesis testing : building a Bayesian A/B test
Introduction to the Bayes factor and posterior odds : the competition of ideas
Bayesian reasoning in the twilight zone
When data doesn't convince you
From hypothesis testing to parameter estimation
Appendix A: A quick introduction to R
Appendix B: Enough calculus to get by.
Notes:
Includes index.
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI Available via World Wide Web.
Description based on print version record.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Murray Galt Motter Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
ProQuest ebook central
Murray Galt Motter Memorial Fund.
Other format:
Online version: Kurt, Will, author. Bayesian statistics the fun way
ISBN:
9781593279578 (electronic bk.)
1593279574 (electronic bk.)
9781593279561
1593279566
Publisher Number:
99982844939
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.