A MULTI-PURPOSE TABLE FOR BAYESIAN COMPUTATIONS

by T. Pham-Gia and F. Aucoin.

Abstract: Newcomers to Bayesian Statistics, already hampered by the new jargon as well as by complex computation formulas, often have also to struggle with a non user-friendly software or have to learn another programming language. The very convenient table presented here will allow them, not only to bring most notions back to the marginal and conditional distributions in basic statistics, but to compute their numerical values as well, hence facilitating the learning of the whole new concept. Other uses of the table are also presented.

Key Words: Distribution, Prior, Posterior, Predictive, Marginal, Conditional, Likelihood, Sampling, Bayes Factor, Regression, Excel, R

Authors:
Thu Pham-Gia, phamgit@umoncton.ca
François Aucoin,, frank.aucoin@gmail.com

Editor: Mohammad Fraiwan Al-Saleh,, malsaleh@sharjah.ac.ae

READING THE ARTICLE: You can read the article in portable document (.pdf) format (716713 bytes.)

NOTE: The content of this article is the intellectual property of the authors, who retains all rights to future publication.

This page has been accessed 1803 times since MAY 14, 2010.


Return to the InterStat Home Page.