[R] [FORGED] Re: Specifying priors in a multi-response MCMCglmm

Rolf Turner r@turner @end|ng |rom @uck|@nd@@c@nz
Wed May 2 00:13:39 CEST 2018

On 02/05/18 09:53, Michelle Kline wrote:

> Hi Bert,
> That was distinctly unhelpful

Not if you actually follow Bert's advice.

> and your outward hostility to a field you
> obviously don't understand reveals a regrettable level of ignorance.

I didn't see any hostility to any field.  Bert, like many of us, objects 
to people blithely and arrogantly applying possibly deep statistical 
techniques of which they apparently have little understanding, with an 
attitude of "Oh, it's just statistics.  How hard can it be?"

I don't think anyone who knows anything about anything would classify 
Bert as ignorant.

> By the way, my research is Anthropology despite my job title.

OK.  Your job title is misleading.  Let's say "in order to avoid 
producing yet more irreproducible anthropological research" then.


Rolf Turner

Technical Editor ANZJS
Department of Statistics
University of Auckland
Phone: +64-9-373-7599 ext. 88276

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