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First names and Bayes’ theorem
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Is the woman in this photograph more likely to be named Esther or Caitlin? Yesterday Mark Jason Dominus published wrote about statistics on first names in the US from 1960 to 2021. For each year and state, the data tell how many boys and girls were given each name. Reading the data “forward” you could […] The post First names and Bayes’ theorem first appeared on John D. Cook.
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