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The theory that would not die : how Bayes' rule cracked the enigma code, hunted down Russian submarines, & emerged triumphant from two centuries of controversy

Verfasser/in: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Verlag: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2011.
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"Bayes' rule appears to be a straightforward, one-line theorem: by updating our initial beliefs with objective new information, we get a new and improved belief. To its adherents, it is an elegant statement about learning from experience. To its opponents, it is subjectivity run amok. In the first-ever account of Bayes' rule for general readers, Sharon Bertsch McGrayne explores this controversial theorem and the  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: History
Name: Thomas Bayes
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
ISBN: 9780300169690 0300169698 9780300188226 0300188226
OCLC-Nummer: 670481486
Beschreibung: xiii, 320 pages ; 25 cm
Inhalt: pt. 1. Enlightenment and the anti-Bayesian reaction --
Causes in the air --
The man who did everything --
Many doubts, few defenders --
pt. 2. Second World War era --
Bayes goes to war --
Dead and buried again --
pt. 3. The glorious revival --
Arthur Bailey --
From tool to theology --
Jerome Cornfield, lung cancer, and heart attacks --
There's always a first time --
46,656 varieties --
pt. 4. To prove its worth --
Business decisions --
Who wrote The Federalist? --
The cold warrior --
Three Mile Island --
The Navy searches --
pt. 5. Victory --
Eureka! --
Rosetta stones --
Appendixes --
Dr. Fisher's casebook --
Applying Baye's Rule to mammograms and breast cancer.
Verfasserangabe: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne.

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Offers an account of Bayes' rule for general readers. This title explores this controversial theorem and the human obsessions surrounding it. She traces its discovery by an amateur mathematician in  Weiterlesen…

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