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In Memoriam Dennis Lindley

So.
Farewell then
Dennis Lindley.

You held the
Hard line on
Bayesianism

When others
Had doubts.

And you share
The name of a famous
Paradox.

What is your subjective
Prior now?

We can only
Infer.

R. A. Thribb (17 1/2)

P.S.

5 Comments

  1. Andrew says:

    I wonder how large is the intersection of the two sets, “Bayesian statisticians” and “readers of Private Eye.”

  2. fred says:

    Plenty British Bayesians out there, so lots of overlap.

    Why not E.J. Thribb, by the way? And was Private Eye left-wing enough for DL?

  3. Stephen Senn says:

    I like Thribb’s poem. Dennis Lindley was one of the greats of 20th century statistical inference. He is also the namer of “Cromwell’s Principle”, which is mentioned in “Epitaph for a Bayesian”: http://www.senns.demon.co.uk/wpoetry.html#Epitaph

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