Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A theorem describing how the conditional probability of each of a set of possible causes for a given observed outcome can be computed from knowledge of the probability of each cause and the conditional probability of the outcome of each cause.
- ‘Following Bayes' theorem, the posterior distribution over the parameter space is proportional to the likelihood times the prior distribution.’
- ‘Once these parameters have been estimated, Bayes' theorem is used to estimate the posterior probability that a given site came from the class of positively selected sites.’
- ‘The projections of the four individual submodels were integrated into a single prediction based upon Bayes' theorem.’
- ‘To summarize the principle of our approach, we used Bayes' theorem to rewrite the posterior pdf as a function of a prior and a likelihood.’
- ‘A follower of Clifford might object if there was no philosophical discussion of rival explanations or of the application here of Bayes' theorem in the theory of probability.’
Mid 19th century: named after Thomas Bayes (1702–61), English mathematician.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.