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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 by [Sharon Bertsch McGrayne]
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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 Kindle Edition

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Sharon Bertsch McGrayne is the author of numerous books, including Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries and Prometheans in the Lab: Chemistry and the Making of the Modern World. She is a prize-winning former reporter for Scripps-Howard, Gannett, Crain's, and other newspapers and has spoken at many scientific conferences, national laboratories, and universities in the United States and abroad. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Uma ótima descrição histórica da evolução da metodologia Bayesiana
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5.0 out of 5 stars The history of Bayes' rule.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Help one to refine their ability to think critically
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
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4.0 out of 5 stars A story of mathematics
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5.0 out of 5 stars lebhafte, nicht-mathematische Schilderung
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5.0 out of 5 stars All about that Bayes
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