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Author Kadane, Joseph B.
Title Principles of uncertainty / Joseph B. Kadane.
Publisher Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2011.
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 Book Stacks  QA279.5 .K355 2011  AVAILABLE
Descript xxvii, 475 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Probability -- Conditional probability and Bayes theorem -- Discrete random variables -- Continuous random variables -- Transformations -- Normal distribution -- Making decisions -- Conjugate analysis -- Hierarchical structuring of a model -- Markov chain Monte Carlo -- Multiparty problems -- Exploration of old ideas -- Epilogue: applications.
Summary Written in an appealing, inviting style, and packed with interesting examples, this book introduces the most compelling parts of mathematics, computing, and philosophy as they bear on statistics. Although many books present the computation of a variety of statistics and algorithms while barely skimming the philosophical ramifications of subjective probability, this book takes a different tack. By addressing how to think about uncertainity, this book gives the reader the intuition and understanding required to choose a particular method for a particular purpose. -- from Back Cover
ISBN 9781439861615 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1439861617 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 3648410
Series Chapman & Hall/CRC texts in statistical science series
Texts in statistical science.
Subject Bayesian statistical decision theory.
Mathematical statistics.

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