Category Archives: Personal

Retiring this blog

The other day I bought a domain name for my website, which was fun, and has motivated me to continue simplifying my internet life in a few ways. Over the last year or so I’ve successfully reduced my social media … Continue reading

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Jim – Faith No More cover

Just sharing a little recording of me playing guitar.

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O Holy Night – John Cowan

Merry Christmas

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News and updates

Just a quick post to let you all know about some recent goings-on 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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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 JAGS-like 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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An article about experts, and joining Heterodox Academy

Any followers of this blog who aren’t on Facebook or Twitter might be interested in this article I wrote about expertise and its limits. In related news, I have signed up as a supporter of Heterodox Academy, a group advocating viewpoint … Continue reading

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