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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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The hyper-parameter method for unification of cosmological experiments …

I noticed a paper by Johnson et al. presenting cosmological constraints from the 6dF galaxy velocity survey on astro ph today.  What caught my eye here was their discussion of the “hyper-parameter method” for combined inference from a collection of … Continue reading

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