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Frequentism and Bayesianism: What's the Big Deal? (SciPy 2014)

by Jake VanderPlas

Published July 8, 2014 in Science

Statistical analysis comes in two main flavors: frequentist and Bayesian. The subtle differences between the two can lead to widely divergent approaches to common data analysis tasks. After a brief discussion of the philosophical distinctions between the views, I’ll utilize well-known Python libraries to demonstrate how this philosophy affects practical approaches to several common analysis tasks.