Category Archives: Astrostatistics

Once more unto the breach …

It’s been a long time between posts here at Another Astrostatistics Blog; there’s no single reason for my hiatus, more like a diverse series of distractions, including travel to Seattle for the IDM Disease Modelling Symposium and to Pula (Sardinia) for the … Continue reading

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Iterative simulation; meta-analysis …

Been a while since my last update here on account of having a tonne of work to get finished before a fast approaching deadline at the beginning of August. But for now I have all 64 + 12 available linux … Continue reading

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Yet another near ABC …

Yet another near ABC on astro ph today: this time by Janson et al. analysing multiplicity amongst low mass stars.  As in previous cases like the Sana et al. papers the astronomers converged towards what is effectively an ABC approach … Continue reading

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Lack of scientific openness goes hand in hand with lack of basic statistical ability …

Regular readers will remember the long running saga concerning the Lang et al team’s bulge-disk decompositions (described in a previous post) in which I found that none of the key coauthors would even reply to my emails pointing out an issue of … Continue reading

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Model selection by parameter estimate comparison …

I noticed two papers on astro ph in the past week attempting to perform hypothesis testing by comparing parameter estimates for subsamples of the data: the hypotheses in each case being that the subsamples do or do not share the same parent distribution.  The … Continue reading

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Bayesian reanalysis of the quasar dataset …

Just received a notification that the conference proceedings concerning my Bayesian reanalysis of the quasar dataset (regarding the evidence, or lack thereof, for a dipole variation in the fine structure constant) has now been published in the Mem.S.A.It journal: here.  It’s … Continue reading

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The gift that keeps on giving …

My loyal readers will perhaps remember the saga of the Pflamm-Altenburg et al. (2013) paper which I blogged about a while ago under the title, “Bordering on scientific misconduct …“.  The quick summary is that I noticed their paper in … Continue reading

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