Which rating is better, mathematically speaking? | Probabilities of probabilities, part 1

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Shared March 15, 2020

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I'm tempted to give a dislike and ask my partner to give a like for a more accurate rating of this video.

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 6,621

Tyrell Laszlo

Also a good approach: reading the 1 star reviews and checking for grammar/spelling and signs of stupidity.

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 739


Now if 90 % of reviews on Amazon weren't fake this would actually be useful.

1 week ago | [YT] | 207

Johnny Jack Pompolla

Your animations have become astoundingly good and nuanced over the years. The way all the (50 choose 48) outcomes were displayed, starting slow, going faster in the middle and then ending slowly again... THAT'S a satisfying detail.

1 week ago | [YT] | 67


This is all assuming that the buyers aren’t paid to give positive reviews.




1 week ago | [YT] | 155


Sooo.... who is going to write a Chrome Extension to do the math for us when shopping on Amazon?

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 3,650

Cody Nemo

and then the car factory called nikola.
i'm in stitches.

1 week ago | [YT] | 12


Part 2 will be out soon. I'm going to implement changes based on supporter feedback, and in the meantime am also working on a video simulating epidemics. Thanks for your patience, and stay tuned! We'll also talk more later about how to address the ways this obviously simplified model differs from reality. First, we have to establish the basic building blocks to work with.

Some people have asked about if the smaller graph around 10:40 should actually be much taller, since “the area under it should be 1”. If it was a distribution, this would absolutely be true, but those two graphs are simply functions, where s is a variable, not probability density functions for s. To see how that pdf comes about, that’s where Bayes’ rule comes in, to be covered in part 2.

2 weeks ago (edited) | [YT] | 964

Aniruddha Chatterjee

"Nikola" :joy::joy:
I see what you did there.

1 week ago | [YT] | 8

yarg nad

You'd have to trust reviewers to know what the hell they're talking about to begin with. I certainly don't.

1 week ago | [YT] | 4


"Ships from Plato's cave"

I see what you did there.

2 days ago | [YT] | 1

Tom F

Long story short : Read the negative comments.

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 108

John Chessant

"All Prices Pi Publishing" is selling the $75 book for $314.15. Go figure.

1 week ago | [YT] | 4


0:20 You buy from the one that has "Fullfilment by Amazon" so you get the faster delivery xD

1 day ago | [YT] | 0

Tim Volk

When I see ten perfect ratings, I assume ten friends of the seller bought the item, gave the item a perfect rating as "Verified Buyers", and then received refunds offline.

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 1,102


The beauty of this channel is that, even though I might be well versed with all of its content concept-wise, I still enjoy very much watching these videos. I'm just delighted to see how you choose to present concepts, the graphical effort to show them clearly, in coordination with speech. Sometimes in incredibly revelaing ways. This is what teaching is truly about, and it is kinda sad how often teachers themselves mistake their job as "giving concepts to students" (...and testing them) (or something along those lines). Your work is very inspirational, instructive, enjoyable. I'm so happy that I know you - and big props to each one collaborating to make these videos. I'm confident in saying that you're like friends for many of us, even though we don't know you in person!

1 week ago | [YT] | 11

Mikołaj Garbowski

After I learned about the Laplace's demon, I feel so uncomfortable whenever I hear this name

1 day ago | [YT] | 0


An actuary who is tired of calculating give you another solution:
- Surely the one with 200 reviews is better. They get more customers even offering the same price!

1 week ago | [YT] | 54


1:51 wow i have constructed this method on my mind long ago, without reading anything on the subject. Interesting.

3 days ago | [YT] | 0

James Oldfield

"Which one of these are better? Here's a three part series to answer that question."

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 1,661