Bayesian Statistics

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This course describes Bayesian statistics, in which one's inferences about parameters or hypotheses are updated as evidence accumulates.

Bayesian Statistics Bayesian Linear Regression Bayesian Inference R Programming

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Taught by
Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel
Associate Professor of the Practice
and 3 more instructors

Offered by
Duke University

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1 posts • 6 mentions • top 5 shown below

r/statistics • post
29 points • not_rico_suave
Coursera just created a Bayesian Statistics course that starts in July
r/MachineLearning • comment
13 points • wind_of_amazingness

  • Part of "Statistics with R" specialization. I can recommend it to someone who has fair knowledge of confidence intervals, hypthesis testing etc. since it does a great job in comparing classical statistical methods with their Bayesian counterparts:

  • Nice class that teaches you basic stuff about how MCMC works and lets you play with it in JAGS:

  • This is big, quite complex specialization that teaches about graphical models that have knowledge engineering, priors and Bayesian inference as their primary ways of building and training the models. It does go over MCMC. I would not recommend this specialization to someone who wants to start learning, but someone who is fairly familiar with MCMC and variational inference would find a lot of cool stuff in PGMs that were "the best thing" before deep learning revolution:

  • Bayesian Methods for Hackers is an easy to read book (available online as a github repo with all source code) that shows some of the tricks that are extremely difficult to pull off if you are using more commonplace MLE methods. This is highly recommended:

r/statistics • comment
1 points • ruslankl

I ended this Coursera course on Bayesian statistics link. It's paid (as a part of Statistics Specialization) but you can still watch videos for free.

r/statistics • comment
1 points • BlueDevilStats

No worries. I think DS Math Skills is ok if you want a review of very basic math topics, but there are better courses by Duke:

Introduction to Probability and Data Inferential Statistics Bayesian Statistics Linear Regression and Modeling

r/programming • comment
3 points • jlemien

Yes, there are many free courses that you can use to learn the prerequisite mathematics. KhanAcademy would be my first recommendation, but you can also try some of these:

Inferential Statistics

Bayesian Statistics: From Concept to Data Analysis

Inferential Statistics Intro

Bayesian Statistics

Basic Statistics

Introduction to Probability

Introduction to Linear Models and Matrix Algebra

Intro to Descriptive Statistics

Intro to Inferential Statistics

Mathematics for Computer Science

An Intuitive Introduction to Probability

Statistical Inference

College Algebra and Problem Solving