Bayes in the sky: Bayesian inference and model selection in cosmology

  title={Bayes in the sky: Bayesian inference and model selection in cosmology},
  author={Roberto Trotta},
  journal={Contemporary Physics},
  pages={104 - 71}
  • R. Trotta
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • Computer Science
  • Contemporary Physics
The application of Bayesian methods in cosmology and astrophysics has flourished over the past decade, spurred by data sets of increasing size and complexity. In many respects, Bayesian methods have proven to be vastly superior to more traditional statistical tools, offering the advantage of higher efficiency and of a consistent conceptual basis for dealing with the problem of induction in the presence of uncertainty. This trend is likely to continue in the future, when the way we collect… 

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