Category Archives: Personal

Introducing ‘Brews’, and two cool things from the internet

A few short 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 … 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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Methinks it is like a weasel

This is my first proper blog post for a while. Apologies for the gap. I have been busy with visits from three of my favourite colleagues (Kevin Knuth, Daniela Huppenkothen, and Dan Foreman-Mackey), followed by teaching an undergraduate course for which … Continue reading

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Article in Quillette + Technical Details

Followers of my blog who haven’t already seen it might enjoy this opinion piece I wrote for Quillette magazine. I have wanted to write something like that for a while, but never thought I’d get around to it. I’m glad … Continue reading

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Sabbatical update

After taking a holiday in August with Lianne, I’ve spent the last three and a half weeks in Cambridge, UK, and have enjoyed it immensely. It’s been refreshing to focus entirely on research, as you can see from my Github … Continue reading

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Two analogies on ‘Waking Up’

As some of you may already know, throughout my life I’ve had some mental health issues. The DSM terminology provides a good compression algorithm, and I’m comfortable stating that the main problem is generalized anxiety disorder. Major depressive disorder and panic … Continue reading

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