Ellen Le

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A Programmer’s Lament

I really hated this damned machine;
I wish that they would sell it
It never does quite what I want
But only what I tell it.

-Dennie L. Van Tassel, The Compleat Computer

Bob Ross (of PBS' The Joy of Painting) and Bayes Rule


Wed Jan 15. Segment 1...Let's Talk about Probability
Wed Jan 22. Segment 2...Bayes
Fri Jan 24. Segment 3...Monty Hall
Mon Jan 27. Segment 4...The Jailer's Tip
Wed Jan 29. Segment 5...Bernoulli Trials
Fri Jan 31. Segment 6...The Towne Family Tree
Mon Feb 3. Segment 7...Central Tendency and Moments
Wed Feb 5 . Segment 8...Some Standard Distributions
Fri Feb 7. Segment 9...Characteristic Functions
Mon Feb 10. Segment 10...The Central Limit Theorem
Wed Feb 12. Segment 11...Random Deviates
Fri Feb 14. Segment 12...P-Value Tests
Mon Feb 17. Segment 13...The Yeast Genome
Wed Feb 19. Segment 14...Bayesian Criticism of P-Values
Fri Feb 21. Segment 16...Multiple Hypotheses
Mon Feb 24. Segment 15...The Towne Family(again)
Wed Feb 26. Segment 17...The Multivariate Normal Distribution
Midterm
Wed March 5. Segment 18....The Correlation Matrix
Fri March 7. Segment 19...The Chi Square Statistic
Spring Break
Mon Mar 17. Segment 20...Nonlinear Least Squares Fitting
Wed Mar 19. Segment 21…Marginalize or Condition Uninteresting Fitted Parameters
Fri Mar 21. Segment 22...Uncertainty of Derived Parameters
Mon Mar 24. Segment 23...Bootstrap Estimation of Uncertainty
Wed Mar 26. Segment 24...Goodness of Fit
Fri Mar 28. Segment 27...Mixture Models
Mon Mar 31. Segment 28...Gaussian Mixture Models in 1-D
Wed Apr 2. Segment 29...GMMs in N-Dimensions
Fri Apr 4. Segment 30...Expectation Maximization (EM) Methods
Mon Apr 7. Segment 31...A Tale of Model Selection
Wed Apr 9. Segment 32...Contingency Tables: A First Look
Fri Apr 11. Segment 33...Contingency Table Protocols and Exact Fisher Test
Mon Apr 14. Segment 34...Permutation Tests
Wed Apr 16. Segment 37...A Few Bits of Information Theory
Fri Apr 18. Segment 38...Mutual Information
Mon Apr 21. Segment 39...MCMC and Gibbs Sampling
Wed Apr 23. Segment 40...Markov Chain Monte Carlo, Example 1
Fri Apr 25. Segment 41...Markov Chain Monte Carlo, Example 2
Mon Apr 28. Segment 47...Low-Rank Approximation of Data
Wed Apr 30. Segment 48...Principal Component Analysis (PCA)