Gagan

October 11th 2010, 04:55 PM

I have a question related to modeling with Bayesian Statistics and I was wondering if you smart folks on here can help me out.

I was just wondering how one would go about modelling walking times using Bayesian. For ex. I walk to school 5 days a week, yielding walking times t1, t2, t3,......,t21 for the month of september 2010 (excluding labour day).

What's one way one could potentially model these walking times (with prior and posterior distributions).I know the distbn of parameters is important for bayesian making this more challenging but what could one do in this case, as well as the assumptions one would make

I saw a question similar to this in one of the guides for Exam C (not really an exam question though) so I was just curious if someone could help me out.

I was thinking walking times could be exponential, but I'm not sure what would a sensible prior be for ex. that would make the model good. Of course I'm sure there are many different ways this can be done but how would you guys do it?

note btw, I am quite bad when it comes to bayesian stuff so lol please help haha

thanks

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I was just wondering how one would go about modelling walking times using Bayesian. For ex. I walk to school 5 days a week, yielding walking times t1, t2, t3,......,t21 for the month of september 2010 (excluding labour day).

What's one way one could potentially model these walking times (with prior and posterior distributions).I know the distbn of parameters is important for bayesian making this more challenging but what could one do in this case, as well as the assumptions one would make

I saw a question similar to this in one of the guides for Exam C (not really an exam question though) so I was just curious if someone could help me out.

I was thinking walking times could be exponential, but I'm not sure what would a sensible prior be for ex. that would make the model good. Of course I'm sure there are many different ways this can be done but how would you guys do it?

note btw, I am quite bad when it comes to bayesian stuff so lol please help haha

thanks

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