The Theory That Would Not Die
- How Bayes' Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy
- Sprecher: Laural Merlington
- Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 51 Min.
- Ungekürztes Hörbuch
- Erscheinungsdatum: 30.03.2012
- Sprache: Englisch
- Anbieter: Tantor Audio
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In the first-ever account of Bayes' rule for general readers and listeners, Sharon Bertsch McGrayne explores this controversial theorem and the human obsessions surrounding it. She traces its discovery by an amateur mathematician in the 1740s through its development into roughly its modern form by French scientist Pierre Simon Laplace. She reveals why respected statisticians rendered it professionally taboo for 150 years - at the same time that practitioners relied on it to solve crises involving great uncertainty and scanty information, even breaking Germany's Enigma code during World War II, and explains how the advent of off-the-shelf computer technology in the 1980s proved to be a game-changer. Today, Bayes' rule is used everywhere from DNA decoding to Homeland Security.
Drawing on primary source material and interviews with statisticians and other scientists, The Theory That Would Not Die is the riveting account of how a seemingly simple theorem ignited one of the greatest controversies of all time.
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Von Grzegorz Milka Am hilfreichsten 25.06.2018
A collection of Bayes anecdotes
This book is a collection of anecdotes about man and projects working with Bayesian principles.
If you know your stats and would like to hear a light survey of where did Bayes come up in the past, this book is for you.
You won't find here any in-depth explanation of what the frequentism-bayes conflict is really about or how do you use Bayes.
The speaker and the stories are ok but not gripping.