[R] _simple_ introduction to bayesian methods?

From: Joshua N Pritikin <jpritikin_at_pobox.com>
Date: Wed 23 Nov 2005 - 04:13:29 EST


I made it through the first chapter ("Background") of Bayesian Data Analysis by Gelman, et al. Conceptually, the Bayesian approach appeals to me and my curiosity is piqued. However, the next chapter was much too terse. The math is daunting. Where can I find a gentle introduction? Or which math book(s) do I need to read first?

On page 27, there is mention of introductory books including Bayesian Methods by Jeff Gill (2002). Just for fun, I took a look at this book to see whether I could get through it. Chapter 1 was inviting, but again, the math got too sophisticated starting from chapter 2.

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