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  •  You are confusing Bayesian inference (5+ / 0-)

    with Bayes Theorem.

    Bayes Theorem is both simpler and more fundamental to the field of probability, while Bayes' approach, what we call Bayesian methods, takes off from this and explores various means of incorporating prior knowledge into statistical inference.

    Mark E. Miller // Kalamazoo Township Trustee // MI 6th District Democratic Chair

    by memiller on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 07:38:20 AM PDT

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    •  No need for me to comment (0+ / 0-)

      As you guys beat me to it.

      Still an interesting diary. Just not a Bayesian Diary.

      I am a statistician, not a magician although we are easily confused. I guess that explains why people keep trying to tie me in chains and place me under water.

      by Edge PA on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 07:45:24 AM PDT

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    •  Point taken (0+ / 0-)

      I do understand the difference (or my passing grade in hierarchical bayesian modeling is a total farce) but I figured a simple application of Bayes theorem would suffice for this discussion.  You are of course correct that there is a big difference between the two.

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