[R-sig-ME] R-sig-mixed-models Digest, Vol 22, Issue 15

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Oct 20 20:20:31 CEST 2008

David LeBlond wrote:
> All these frequentist approximations are very confusing to those of us 
> with lesser analytical skills.
> I think it is worth remembering the big picture. The likelihood without 
> the prior is like the emperor without his clothes.
> We need mcmcsamp so we don't have to look at anymore naked posteriors.
> :-)

Um, you might want to review your fairy tales there. Even with his new 
clothes on, the emperor was displaying his posterior in public. People 
just wouldn't admit so because they had been told that that the clothes 
would be transparent to those unsuited for their position...

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