Bayesian Analysis with Excel and R (Addison-Wesley Data & Analytics Series) 1st Edition
by Conrad Carlberg
Publisher Finelybook 出版社： Addison-Wesley Professional; 1st edition (November 21, 2022)
Language 语言： English
pages 页数： 192 pages
ISBN-10 书号： 0137580983
ISBN-13 书号： 9780137580989
Leverage the full power of Bayesian analysis for competitive advantage
Bayesian methods can solve problems you can't reliably handle any other way. Building on your existing Excel analytics skills and experience, Microsoft Excel MVP Conrad Carlberg helps you make the most of Excel's Bayesian capabilities and move toward R to do even more.
Step by step, with real-world examples, Carlberg shows you how to use Bayesian analytics to solve a wide array of real problems. Carlberg clarifies terminology that often bewilders analysts, and offers sample R code to take advantage of the rethinking package in R and its gateway to Stan.
As you incorporate these Bayesian approaches into your analytical toolbox, you'll build a powerful competitive advantage for your organization―and yourself.
Explore key ideas and strategies that underlie Bayesian analysis
Distinguish prior, likelihood, and posterior distributions, and compare algorithms for driving sampling inputs
Use grid approximation to solve simple univariate problems, and understand its limits as parameters increase
Perform complex simulations and regressions with quadratic approximation and Richard McElreath's quap function
Manage text values as if they were numeric
Learn today's gold-standard Bayesian sampling technique: Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC)
Use MCMC to optimize execution speed in high-complexity problems
Discover when frequentist methods fail and Bayesian methods are essential―and when to use both in tandem