# Re: Programming is the Engineering Discipline of the Science that is Mathematics

Date: 10 Jun 2006 01:04:23 -0700

Message-ID: <1149926663.743280.70290_at_g10g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>

> vc wrote:

[snip VI crap]

In order to give vc a specific equation reference to stare at, I had to pull out my copy of

"Probability Theory: The Logic of Science" by E. T. Jaynes

This is nearly an exact paraphrase of my original comment which vc vociferously and ignorantly attacked. Chapter 2 of the book also contains derivations nearly identical to those I have posted here that vc called "mindless playing with formulas". So at least I'm in good company, vc, you vociferous ignoramus.

Bob Badour, you mentioned in this thread that you "feel cheated that [your] education failed to teach [you] enough useful statistics". I don't know how much time you have to study these days but I would like to recommend Jaynes' book and also for an introduction focusing on practical use:

"Data Analysis: A Bayesian Tutorial" D. S. Sivia

After reading those you will think "why the frak didn't they teach me this in school."

PS. Let me also take this opportunity to correct a typo in my previous post before the VI has a mental orgasm.

Keith H Duggar wrote:

> No but you claimed "P(p1 and p2) is not equal P(p1)*P(p1)

*> in general" which is of course pointing to the possibility
**> of p1 and p2 being dependent which is of course equivalent
**> to a conditional statement P(p1|p2) = P(p1).
*

that should have been P(p1|p2) != P(p1). Received on Sat Jun 10 2006 - 10:04:23 CEST