Ali Abbas

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Probability Theory: The Logic of Science by E. T. Jaynes
Jaynes' work on probability has inspired many students and academics over the years. Jaynes advocates probability as a degree of belief. In the first two chapters he refers to the two axioms of Robert Cox relating probability to plausible reasoning and comments on "subjective" vs. "objective" reasoning. He moves on to discuss many aspects of classical statistics such as hyptohesis testing and parameter estimation from a Bayesian view. He also presents his famous work on prior probabilities and builds on Shannon's entropy definition to present the maximum entropy principle. A lot of people have been waiting for this book to be published.It should be on the bookshelf of every person who deals… Read more