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Tom Minka
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Why is the Expectation Maximization algorithm guaranteed to converge to a local optimum?

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Relation between variational Bayes and EM

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Does the Bayesian posterior need to be a proper distribution?

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How to do exploratory data analysis to choose appropriate machine learning algorithm

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Growing number of Gaussians in a mixture

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variational bayes vs expectation propagation

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Machine Learning: Negative Log Likelihood vs Cross-Entropy

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What would a robust Bayesian model for estimating the scale of a roughly normal distribution be?

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Times series analysis vs. machine learning?

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How to sample when you don't know the distribution

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Problem interpreting the Beta distribution

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When is Generalized Belief Propagation exact?

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Latent Dirichlet Allocation in PyMC

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Expectation of von Mises Fisher Distribution

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2-Gaussian mixture model inference with MCMC and PyMC

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How best to deal with a left-censored predictor (because of detection limits) in a multiple regression with interactions?

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A person repeatedly selects the two most similar items out of three. How to model/estimate a perceptual distance between the items?

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Question about posterior mean calibration

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Posterior autocorrelation in Pymc. How to interpret it?

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What makes a GLM Hierarchical?

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Confusion in Expectation Propagation energy function

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Central Limit Theorem: Likelihood multiplication

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How can a probability distribution P not factorize over a graph H when P satisfies the independencies implied by H

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Why is clutter problem intractable for large sample sizes?

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When sampling distribution and posterior distribution under uniform prior belong to the same family?

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logistic regression with slack

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Calculation of the expectation of a posterior distribution using numerical integration methods

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Empirical Bayes vs "non-informative" priors

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Maximum likelihood estimator of joint distribution given only marginal counts

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Generate a random chain with cauchy distribution using C language

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