“Andreon and Weaver … have written a book that could be a valuable component in the new Computational Data Analysis course. … Bayesian Methods for the Physical Sciences begins with basic probability calculus and introduces complex models and concepts as it goes along. … Most of the content is presented through real-world examples that could easily be adopted or adapted to new tasks.” (David W. Hogg, Physics Today, Issue 6, June, 2016)
Bayesian statistical methods are fast becoming the statistical method of choice among the majority of physicists and astrophysicists who find they must statistically evaluate their study data. Bayesian Methods for the Physical Sciences is co-authored by a noted astrophysicist and an accomplished Los Alamos statistician who specializes in this area of application. Together they have produced a true guidebook to the Bayesian modeling of astrophysical data. JAGS code is used and displayed for the many examples employed in the text. The book is comprehensive, well written, and will surely be regarded as a standard text in both astrostatistics and physical statistics.
Joseph M. Hilbe, President, International Astrostatistics Association, Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii, and Adjunct Professor of Statistics, Arizona State University