From Laplace to Supernova SN 1987A: Bayesian Inference in Astrophysics, by T. Loredo The Promise of Bayesian Inference for Astrophysics, by T. Loredo

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Hypothesis comparison: Is a double power-law better than a single power-law? Hypothesis comparisons are trickier when the number of parameters is different, since one must decide whether the fit to the data is sufficiently better given the extra freedom in the more complex model. A simpler comparison would be single power-law vs. two constant plateaus with… (More)

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