The CLAHRC WM Director spotted an article on obesity prevention in a recent issue of the Economist.[1] It was based on a systematic review and quantitative analysis of the literature covering 74 anti-obesity interventions, classified into four groups according to the mechanism of action. 561 more words

## Tags » Bayesian

#### "Stochasticity!"

RadioLab’s show/podcast this week was a tour of the world of probability, and its interface with people. I judge it great, but, then, I would. 81 more words

#### Bayesian deconvolution of stick lengths

Consider trying to determine the length of a straight stick. Instead of the measurement errors being clustered about zero, suppose the errors are *known to be always positive…* 1,068 more words

#### PYMC potentials and priors

When I started learning Bayesian statistics I found very useful PYMC, as I needed to play with examples without having to implement MCMC myself or going through complicated integrals. 1,297 more words

#### German Tanks, Traffic Wardens, and the End of the World

The other day I was looking through some documents relating to the portfolio of courses and modules offered by the Department of Mathematics here at the University of Sussex when I came across a reference to the… 3,698 more words