Category Archives: Order Statistics

“Validation” of Bayesian posterior distributions …

Interesting paper by Harrison et al. on astro ph today under the title, “Validation of Bayesian posterior distributions using a multidimensional Kolmogorov-Smirnov test“.  The paper contains two proposed innovations: (1) use of the cumulative probability mass below a given likelihood … Continue reading

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Pure stochastic star formation is ruled out. Or is it?

A bold proclamation by Pflamm-Altenburg et al. today (link) that the theory of pure stochastic star formation for the initial cluster (stellar) mass function (ICMF) is ruled out by the Sharma et al. (2011) mass – radius dataset. The ICMF … Continue reading

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