Monthly Archives: December 2014

Bayesian mass/age estimates for exoplanet hosts …

I noticed this paper on astro ph today from Maxted et al. (2014) presenting a so-called Bayesian approach to inference of the mass and age of exoplanet host stars; I say “so-called” here because although there is huge emphasis in … Continue reading

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Pseudo-marginal MCMC w/ Russian Roulette …

By a nice coincidence I noticed this paper on astro ph yesterday by Lee et al. presenting a relatively straightforwards model for photon counting statistics which happens to use the device of generating functions to find analytically the likelihood function … Continue reading

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More p-values instead of likelihoods …

I noticed this paper by Dressler et al. on astro ph today concerning the potential of Lyman alpha emitters at z=5.7 to reionize the universe.  The observational component of the study  is to present redshifts for a sample of high … Continue reading

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