Comment on `Tainted evidence: cosmological model selection versus fitting', by Eric V. Linder and Ramon Miquel (astro-ph/0702542v2)

Liddle, Andrew R, Corasaniti, Pier-Stefano, Kunz, Martin, Mukherjee, Pia, Parkinson, David and Trotta, Roberto (2007) Comment on `Tainted evidence: cosmological model selection versus fitting', by Eric V. Linder and Ramon Miquel (astro-ph/0702542v2). arXiv Astrophysics, 2007 (03). 0703285.

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Abstract

In astro-ph/0702542v2, Linder and Miquel seek to criticize the use of Bayesian model selection for data analysis and for survey forecasting and design. Their discussion is based on three serious misunderstandings of the conceptual underpinnings and application of model-level Bayesian inference, which invalidate all their main conclusions. Their paper includes numerous further inaccuracies, including an erroneous calculation of the Bayesian Information Criterion. Here we seek to set the record straight.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Martin Kunz
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:43
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2012 09:28
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/17943
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