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#1 2015-11-13 14:52:29

Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,696

Bayes' Theorem

A draft of a new page: Bayes' Theorem

Please look over it for accuracy, etc, before I release it generally,

Also let me know if you can think of improvements

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman


#2 2015-11-13 15:49:05

Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 30,300

Re: Bayes' Theorem

Hi MathsIsFun,

The topic on page ''Bayes' Theorem' is relevant, apt, and illustrative.

A little more graphics / JavaScript and specimen few would do wonders.

The examples of fire and smoke elucidate this part of the page.

Wonderful work, MathsIsFun!

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#3 2015-11-13 18:11:33

From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

Re: Bayes' Theorem


Bayes has always been a bit unclear to me so thanks. I copied the page and made it part of my notes.

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#4 2015-11-13 21:23:03

bob bundy
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 8,830

Re: Bayes' Theorem

hi MathsIsFun,

Looks good to me.  Clear explanations.  smile


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#5 2015-11-14 00:58:10

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From: Riemann Sphere
Registered: 2011-01-29
Posts: 24,912

Re: Bayes' Theorem

I think the decision tree approach should be presented before directly citing the formula

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#6 2015-11-14 12:02:56

Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,696

Re: Bayes' Theorem

Thanks everyone!

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman


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