Monthly Archives: January 2016

Off topic post: Rabid anti-vaxxer, Judy Wilyman, awarded PhD from University of Wollongong

This is an off-topic post on bad science and failures of the academic system.  It concerns the depressing news item I read today about the University of Wollongong (not one of Australia’s premier research institutions, but what I had thought to … Continue reading

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Classification with Bayes factors; also regularization

Sifting through the backlog of astro ph papers I’d flagged up for reading after the Christmas holidays I’ve found two interesting studies already.  The first is “Breaking the curve with CANDELS …” by Salmon et al., in which marginal likelihood ratios computed … Continue reading

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