Category: books

  • The world owes you nothing

    The world owes you nothing

    Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain

  • Doing Bayesian Data Analysis now in JAGS

    Doing Bayesian Data Analysis now in JAGS

    Around Christmas time I presented my first impressions of Kruschke’s Doing Bayesian Data Analysis. This is a very nice book but one of its drawbacks was that part of the code used BUGS, which left mac users like me stuck. Kruschke has now made JAGS code available so I am happy clappy and looking forward […]

  • The introduction of a new system

    The introduction of a new system

    It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage, than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institutions and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain […]

  • First impressions of Doing Bayesian Data Analysis

    First impressions of Doing Bayesian Data Analysis

    About a month ago I was discussing the approach that I would like to see in introductory Bayesian statistics books. In that post I mentioned a PDF copy of Doing Bayesian Data Analysis by John K. Kruschke and that I have ordered the book. Well, recently a parcel was waiting in my office with a […]

  • Solomon saith

    Solomon saith

    Solomon saith, There is no new thing upon the earth. So that as Plato had an imagination, that all knowledge was but remembrance; so Solomon giveth his sentence, That all novelty is but oblivion. Francis Bacon: Essays, LVIII quoted by Jorge Luis Borges in The Immortal (1949).