Monthly Archives: September 2015

In the press …

On Wednesday evening our (that is, the MAP team’s) big paper assessing progress towards the Millennium Development Goal of having “halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria” across endemic Africa was published online in Nature. ┬áThe┬áprincipal … Continue reading

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Bayes factor silliness

I noticed some silliness in a pulsar timing paper recently (Babak et al.), which was a bit surprising given the number of authors, some of whom I know are experienced Bayesians so I assume they must only have skim-read the … Continue reading

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What is machine learning?

People tell me that, broadly speaking, the difference between “machine learning” and “statistics” is that the former concerns itself with learning highly complex functional relationships in the high signal-to-noise regime, while the latter concerns itself with estimating simple functional relationships … Continue reading

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