A Bayesian interpretation of inconsistency measures in cosmology

  title={A Bayesian interpretation of inconsistency measures in cosmology},
  author={Weikang Lin and Mustapha Ishak},
  journal={Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
  • Weikang Lin, M. Ishak
  • Published 24 September 2019
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Measures of inconsistency and tension between datasets have become an essential part of cosmological analyses. It is important to accurately evaluate the significance of such tensions when present. We propose here a Bayesian interpretation of inconsistency measures that can extract information about physical inconsistencies in the presence of data scatter. This new framework is based on the conditional probability distribution of the level of physical inconsistency given the obtained value of… 

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