14 July 2018
29 January 2018
Abstract: How to sample discrete parameters with Hamiltonian Monte Carlo and learn something about probability theory at the same time.
28 November 2017
Abstract: If you are still using a Gibbs sampler, you are working too hard for too little result. Newer, better algorithms trade random walks for frictionless flow.
9 September 2017
Abstract: The road to accurate estimation of age is paved with a biological model.
7 September 2017
Abstract: The same multilevel model can be written different ways. Algebra don’t mind. But the differences do matter to the computer.
28 August 2017
Abstract: Convenience is the mindkiller. Convenient statistical software postpones thinking and disguises assumptions.
24 August 2017
Abstract: Don’t ask why you should use a multilevel model. Ask instead, Why not?
22 August 2017
Abstract: If priors did not exist, you would have to invent them. But this is no guarantee they are easy to use.