Bayesian Statistics the Fun Way: Understanding Statistics


  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Bayesian Statistics the Fun Way: Understanding Statistics and Probability with Star Wars, Lego, and Rubber Ducks
  • Will Kurt
  • 14 May 2019
  • 1593279566

10 thoughts on “Bayesian Statistics the Fun Way: Understanding Statistics and Probability with Star Wars, Lego, and Rubber Ducks

  1. Auggie Heschmeyer Auggie Heschmeyer says:

    P You will enjoy this book you have no stats background.8679


  2. Anurag Mendhekar Anurag Mendhekar says:

    A really interesting approach to teaching bayesian statistics My biggest complaint is that it does not stick with degree of belief interpretation of probability consistently, often appealing to frequentist ideas.


  3. Neil Neil says:

    Excellent intro


  4. Venkatesh-Prasad Venkatesh-Prasad says:

    This book describes introductory topics in Bayesian statistics in a brisk and accessible manner The exposition starts with basic probability and then gets into conditional probability and Bayes theorem It then talks about parameter estimation the exposition about mean as an estimation is nice and hypothesis testing Through out, it keeps the contents both accessible and intuitive, which I was happy with when compared to other books I have tried to read on this subject Of course, this means This book describes introductory topics in Bayesian statistics in a brisk and accessible manner The exposition starts with basic probability and then gets into conditional probability and Bayes theorem It then talks about parameter estimation the exposition about mean as an estimation is nice and hypothesis testing Through out, it keeps the contents both accessible and intuitive, which I was happy with when compared to other books I have tried to read on this subject Of course, this means it sacrifices mathematical rigor, which it explicitly does not promise in the title This also means that reader will have to readelsewhere to get into Bayesian data analysis or deeper applied aspects of Bayesian statistics.Overall, a good introductory book on probability and Bayesian statistics


  5. Phúc Phúc says:

    This is a wonderful book that hold your hand and guide you through Bayesian Statistics from first principle I wish I had read this book first before diving and wasting so many time on others books, which leave me nothing but a sour taste for Statistics.While this book is certainly not an extensive textbook cover all topics of statistics, it will give you enough motivation and,importantly, love to get you down the Statistics rabbit s hole.I love how each concept is carefully aided by a wel This is a wonderful book that hold your hand and guide you through Bayesian Statistics from first principle I wish I had read this book first before diving and wasting so many time on others books, which leave me nothing but a sour taste for Statistics.While this book is certainly not an extensive textbook cover all topics of statistics, it will give you enough motivation and,importantly, love to get you down the Statistics rabbit s hole.I love how each concept is carefully aided by a well designed real life, relevant example, rather than just abstract, vague description like from other books


  6. Vivian Nguyen Vivian Nguyen says:

    I really liked this book Kurt is a good technical writer who can clearly explain boring concepts in the most concise ways I also liked the way the book moves from topics to topics There s correlation and connection that builds upon knowledge gained from one chapter to the next I made a note to re read chapter 11 where Kurt explained the normal distribution concept with the example of a villain who has 6 fuses to set off a bomb And how we can use statistics to determine the strength of our b I really liked this book Kurt is a good technical writer who can clearly explain boring concepts in the most concise ways I also liked the way the book moves from topics to topics There s correlation and connection that builds upon knowledge gained from one chapter to the next I made a note to re read chapter 11 where Kurt explained the normal distribution concept with the example of a villain who has 6 fuses to set off a bomb And how we can use statistics to determine the strength of our belief in the uncertainties.And I liked the simple R codes he scattered for us to use When I got the same results in R, I was elated Best 5 seconds no money can buy


  7. Petr Wolf Petr Wolf says:

    Great introduction to Beasian Statistics accessible even to complete novices


  8. Cole Eagland Cole Eagland says:

    Good intro to Bayesian Stats Loads of errors in the answer key made it difficult annoying to check and verify work.


  9. Alex Galarce Alex Galarce says:

    Fun book for review and intuition examples


  10. Andrew Andrew says:

    A solid intro into Bayesian ThinkingThe author does a very nice job of making some fairly meaty concepts, especially given the brevity of the book.


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Bayesian Statistics the Fun Way: Understanding Statistics and Probability with Star Wars, Lego, and Rubber Ducks Fun guide to learning Bayesian statistics and probability through unusual and illustrative examplesProbability and statistics are increasingly important in a huge range of professions But many people use data in ways they don t even understand, meaning they aren t getting the most from it Bayesian Statistics the Fun Way will change thatThis book will give you a complete understanding of Bayesian statistics through simple explanations and un boring examples Find out the probability of UFOs landing in your garden, how likely Han Solo is to survive a flight through an asteroid shower, how to win an argument about conspiracy theories, and whether a burglary really was a burglary, to name a few examplesBy using these off the beaten track examples, the author actually makes learning statistics fun And you ll learn real skills, like how to How to measure your own level of uncertainty in a conclusion or belief Calculate Bayes theorem and understand what it s useful for Find the posterior, likelihood, and prior to check the accuracy of your conclusions Calculate distributions to see the range of your data Compare hypotheses and draw reliable conclusions from themNext time you find yourself with a sheaf of survey results and no idea what to do with them, turn toBayesian Statistics the Fun Way to get the most value from your data


About the Author: Will Kurt

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