Bayes’ theorem explained with LEGO bricks

Posted to Visualization  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

Bayes’ theorem is covered in introduction to statistics and probability courses, but I think a lot of people starting out don’t understand it conceptually. They see a formula that you plug numbers into. Here’s an example using LEGO bricks that clarifies the confusion, hopefully.


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