Think Bayes: Bayesian Statistics in Python

An introduction to Bayesian statistics using simple Python programs instead of complicated math.

**Tag(s):**
Python
Statistics

**Publication date**: 04 Oct 2013

**ISBN-10**:
1449370780

**ISBN-13**:
9781449370787

**Paperback**:
210 pages

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**Publisher**:
O’Reilly Media, Inc.

**License**:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported

**Post time**: 02 Apr 2016 12:00:00

Think Bayes: Bayesian Statistics in Python

An introduction to Bayesian statistics using simple Python programs instead of complicated math.

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Allen B. Downey wrote:Think Bayes is a Free Book. It is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License, which means that you are free to copy, distribute, and modify it, as long as you attribute the work and don’t use it for commercial purposes.

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Allen B. Downey wrote:Think Bayes is an introduction to Bayesian statistics using computational methods.The premise of this book, and the other books in the Think X series, is that if you know how to program, you can use that skill to learn other topics.Most books on Bayesian statistics use mathematical notation and present ideas in terms of mathematical concepts like calculus. This book uses Python code instead of math, and discrete approximations instead of continuous mathematics. As a result, what would be an integral in a math book becomes a summation, and most operations on probability distributions are simple loops.

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Allen B. Downey (born May 11, 1967) is an American computer scientist, Professor of Computer Science at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and writer of free textbooks. Downey received in 1989 his BS and in 1990 his MA, both in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997.

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