[R] Occams Razor Was: lm -- significance of x ...
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Sep 29 08:30:41 CEST 2000
On Fri, 29 Sep 2000, Mark Hall wrote:
> Hasn't Adrian Raferty in the Bayesian Modelling papers, particularly for the
> SPLUS package BMA, revived this whole idea for statistics? A lot of his
> are at the Univ. of Washington Statistics home page.
His `Occam's Window' is just one view of the role of parsimony in
modelling, and not one that seems widely accepted in my experience.
Bayesians have a problem with parsimony, and some of them wriggle
to justify non-Bayesian methods (like model selection in regression).
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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