A history of the Bayes-Laplace theorem and its applications. Definitely an interesting read, especially the sections on the fierce anti-Bayesian resistance in the 20th century. My main disappointment is that it is entirely non-technical, making reference to lots of techniques and applications but never delving into the details. Nonetheless, it s a meticulously researched book of history.



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  • Title: The Theory That Would Not Die: How Bayes’ Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy
  • Author: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
  • Published: 2011
  • ISBN: 0300169698
  • Buy: Amazon search
  • Check out: Seattle library
  • Rating: 3.0 stars