Quantum Bayesian Networks

November 20, 2008

Books on Bayesian Networks

Filed under: Uncategorized — rrtucci @ 6:36 pm


Two of the best books for teaching Bayesian networks are

  • Michael Jordan, “Introduction to Graphical Models”, in preparation
  • Daphne Koller and Nir Friedman, “Bayesian Networks and Beyond”, in preparation.

In preparation !@#. For eons now, these books have been “in preparation”. Civilizations have come and gone. Many courses in many universities have used these books in preliminary form as their primary text. Why are these authors so laid back! Do they live in Frank Capra’s Shangrila, where people live thousands of years, and don’t need to hurry much. Hmm, Jordan at Berkeley, Koller at Stanford. California…Shangrila. It seems that, for the time being, these gem books will be available only to surfer dudes, not to us hard working Yankees on the other coast.

Update (Sept 9, 2009)
Wow, 1200 pages! I take back all I said about Californian’s being laid back. Check out

Probabilistic Graphical Models
Principles and Techniques

Daphne Koller and Nir Friedman
(Aug 2009, MIT Press)



  1. Do you know this?
    I can recommend it, besides the well thought trough content, it is also very well edited and simply a beauty.

    Comment by Roland Kofler — March 5, 2009 @ 7:33 am

  2. Roland, Thanks for the reference. First time I hear about it.

    Comment by rrtucci — March 5, 2009 @ 12:58 pm

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