Monthly Archives: October 2015

Some job advertisements …

These may be of interest to some readers: https://asaip.psu.edu/resources/samsi-post-doctoral-positions-2016-17 Advertisements

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A Bayesian framework w/o priors or posteriors?

I noticed a paper by Jensen-Clem et al. on the arXiv the other day which I opened into a new tab since its abstract proclaims “In a Bayesian framework, we investigate the correlation between wavelength calibration errors and resulting radial … Continue reading

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Another MNRAS stats disaster …

Continuing in the tradition of great MNRAS stats cock-ups is the recently published paper by Rampino & Caldeira, entitled “Periodic impact cratering and extinction events over the last 260 million years“, which was announced to much fanfare with a press … Continue reading

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P-values from posteriors …

As one comes to know more colleagues within astrostatistics it naturally becomes more difficult to criticise their work without hestitation. I do, however, feel that the latest contribution from Stein (who I don’t know), van Dyk (who I do know), … Continue reading

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A most unusual algorithm …

I discovered a most unusual algorithm for finding the posterior mean in a recent arXival called “Temperature as a third dimension in column-density mapping of dusty astrophysical structures associated with star formation” by Marsh et al.  The target of inference is a … Continue reading

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Astro ph round up …

Since I’ve been a bit distracted by travel lately I haven’t had time to blog about a large number of recent papers that have been hanging around as open tabs on my browser; so to clear the decks I’ve decided to just make … Continue reading

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