Saturday, February 25, 2012

Why the puppies?

The posterior distribution is a compromise between the likelihood and the prior: The half-up ears are a compromise between the perky ears and the floppy ears. The marginal likelihood, a.k.a. evidence, is not needed in MCMC methods, so it gets sleepy with nothing much to do.

If the puppies bother you, a solution can be found at this other blog post.

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