UAI 2004 Banquet Talk

(July 10)

Bayesian or Frequentist? How to Double Your Chances for a Date.


Ed George

Department of Statistics

University of Pennsylvania 

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In the "old days", Bayesians and Frequentists delighted in pointing out the deficiencies of each others' views. Woefully, statisticians felt the need to take sides. Happily, those days are gone, and the fighting has been replaced by a healthy respect for the virtues of both paradigms. More than ever, statistics has become an eclectic endeavor.