tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3093890173712337163.post8304861231723038765..comments2012-07-16T19:36:57.359+02:00Comments on Plausible Reasoning: Introduction to Probability Theory, Part 4jplnoreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3093890173712337163.post-66292288700018579412012-07-16T19:36:57.359+02:002012-07-16T19:36:57.359+02:00Thanks!
By Yudkowsky's introduction, do you ...Thanks! <br /><br />By Yudkowsky's introduction, do you mean "An Intuitive Explanation of Bayes' Theorem"?<br /><br />I started reading Cox, he mentions a book by Venn "Logic of Chance", have you read it?<br /><br />Also, I see a lot of praise for "Science of Logic" by Jaynes, what do you think about it?Michaelnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3093890173712337163.post-58137776441126973452012-07-16T07:07:57.584+02:002012-07-16T07:07:57.584+02:00@Michael: Use multiple sources. For starters I wou...@Michael: Use multiple sources. For starters I would recommend the book "The Algebra of Probable Inference" by Richard T. Cox. Short, clear and to the point. Other than that, to pique your interest, read Eliezer Yudkowsky's introduction (though it is kind of biased, like the articles on this blog). Then get a standard college textbook, compare the approach (which will likely be slanted toward "frequentist" rather than "Bayesian"), and go through the exercises.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3093890173712337163.post-39446181078375657482012-07-16T06:44:35.279+02:002012-07-16T06:44:35.279+02:00How do you recommend learning probability theory? ...How do you recommend learning probability theory? <br /><br />My goal is to work on AI. My math level is basic college calculus and linear algebra. <br /><br />Should I just get a college textbook on probability theory and work through the exercises?Michaelnoreply@blogger.com