The proper prior

From my modern take on Titterington: The proper prior

I paid an artist for these pictures, including the copyright so that I can now distribute them to the world. The full set is available on Figshare: https://figshare.com/articles/Bayesian_Priors/6432998

Titterington, Dr D. M. 1982. ‘Irreverent Bayes’. Journal of Applied Statistics 9 (1): 16–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/02664768200000003. This is available on Peter M. Lee’s webpage: https://web.archive.org/web/20170313222746/http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~pml1/bayes/irreverent.htm

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The subjective prior

From my modern take on Titterington: The subjective prior

I paid an artist for these pictures, including the copyright so that I can now distribute them to the world. The full set is available on Figshare: https://figshare.com/articles/Bayesian_Priors/6432998

Titterington, Dr D. M. 1982. ‘Irreverent Bayes’. Journal of Applied Statistics 9 (1): 16–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/02664768200000003. This is available on Peter M. Lee’s webpage: https://web.archive.org/web/20170313222746/http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~pml1/bayes/irreverent.htm

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not statistical

I wanted to share this gem:

There were no real statistical tests presented and discussed in the paper. We don’t know whether the differences are significant.

Did the reviewer mean no outdated p-values? Well spotted! That discussion of the substantive meaning of the coefficients and those credibility intervals — apparently not spotted.

Image: CC-by Chase Elliott Clark

Bayesian Priors: Titterington Updated

Today I give you a modern take on Titterington (1982). I always thought these classic cartoons of Bayesian priors (and a posterior) could do with an update.

(priors: normal, exchangeable, ignorance, subjective, uniform, conjugal, truncated; posterior)

I paid an artist for these pictures, including the copyright so that I can now distribute them to the world. The full set is available on Figshare: https://figshare.com/articles/Bayesian_Priors/6432998

Titterington, Dr D. M. 1982. ‘Irreverent Bayes’. Journal of Applied Statistics 9 (1): 16–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/02664768200000003. This is available on Peter M. Lee’s webpage: https://web.archive.org/web/20170313222746/http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~pml1/bayes/irreverent.htm

Artist’s profile on Sketchmob: https://sketchmob.com/user-profile/Nakzumi/