|Alex explains Bayes' rule
||[Nov. 4th, 2009|08:39 pm]
More tales from the apparently Frozen Boreal Wasteland:
Alex oniugnip: *drawing a diagram* So, P(H) is the probability that it's a hot day, and P(I) is the probability that you see someone eating ice cream.
Lindsey: And P(I|H) is the probability that you see someone eating ice cream...
Alex: ...given that it's a hot day.
Lindsey: *squinting* Okay. Let's say P(H) is, oh, I dunno, .1?
Alex: Well, around here.
It was 61 degrees today, by the way. Barely fall weather at all. I actually got sweaty raking leaves in the yard.