Thomas Bayes


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Noun1.Thomas Bayes - English mathematician for whom Bayes' theorem is named (1702-1761)
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Thomas Bayes (1701-1761) was a Presbyterian Minister, and how he become interested in statistics and probability is uncertain.
Thomas Bayes in the 18th century, this computational approach truly embraces history: Evidence based on previous experience, known as a "prior," is essential to arriving at a good answer, Bayes argued.
The alternative approach is the Bayesian approach which was first discovered by Reverend Thomas Bayes.
Laplace developed the ideas of a clergyman and part-time mathematician called thomas Bayes.
Statisticians, mathematicians, and social scientists explore current statistical methods based on innovations developed by British mathematician and statistician Thomas Bayes (1702u61).
Pastor Thomas Bayes (1702-1761) appears to have had little influence on mathematics outside of statistics where Bayes' Theorem has found wide application.
Incidentally, "Bayesian" is in reference to the 16th century mathematician Thomas Bayes, best known for his theories on probability.
Silver's methods involve taking huge amounts of data--in the case of the presidential election, mostly state-level political polls--and averaging and adjusting them for demographic and other factors using techniques based on the principles of the 18th-century English statistician Thomas Bayes.
This was first characterized in the 18th century by Thomas Bayes, and gave rise to the mathematical theorem that is named for him.