**T**hanks to a link on R-bloggers, I was introduced to Luis Apiolaza’s blog, Quantum Forest, which covers data analyses and R comments he encounters in his research as a quantitative forester/geneticist. And he works at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, where I first taught from *Bayesian Core* in 2006. Which may be why he chose *Bayesian Core* as one of the three books he is currently reading to understand Bayesian statistics better. (The other two are Jim Albert’s **Bayesian computation with R**, and Bill Bolstad’s *Introduction to Bayesian Statistics*, which is not the one I reviewed recently.) Luis has just started the book but he mentions that “the book has managed to capture my interest”, which is real nice, and being annoyed by the self-contained label we put on the back cover. Which is a reaction I also got from some students when teaching the book for a week in Australia, as they thought they could take it without a probability background. Hopefully, we’ll manage to complete our revision before next summer!

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