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Just a quick post to let you all know about some recent goingson in my research over the last couple of months. Former MSc student and current PhD student Oliver (Ollie) Stevenson was profiled on our department’s homepage. Ollie is … Continue reading
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Measure theory and sports team selection
For several years now I have been reading this paper by Kevin Knuth and John Skilling, about the foundations of measure theory, probability, and MaxEnt. I still only 70% understand it, but the idea is interesting and appeals to my … Continue reading
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Introducing ‘Brews’, and two cool things from the internet
A few brief items… I’ve made a little web page for sharing results of analyses I do (mostly these will be posterior samples and marginal likelihood values). I’ll aim to put things up when they’re sufficiently mature and ‘finished’, in the hope … Continue reading
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A Rosenbrock challenge for MCMC folks…
Note: After I posted this the first time, I started to distrust my own results. I am confident the properties of the problem are probably something like what my figures show, but perhaps different in a couple of details. I … Continue reading
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A frequentist does his maths homework
Question 1: Solve the quadratic equation . Answer: The two solutions are given by the quadratic formula where , , and . Therefore, after some simplification, the two solutions are and . I don’t like much how there is an ambiguity … Continue reading
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Gains from trade versus(?) subjective wellbeing
This year I’ve been learning basic economics. It’s a cool subject. One interesting concept is “gains from trade”. The idea is that a person probably only participates in a trade if they think they’d benefit from it. If two parties … Continue reading
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A JAGSlike interface to DNest4
As you probably know, I use Diffusive Nested Sampling (the latest implementation of which is DNest4) to do almost all of my data analysis. It works on pretty much all problems I throw at it, as long as the likelihood function … Continue reading
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