A Cartoon Guide to AIC, BIC



1. In reality crabs have 10 legs, not 8 as drawn on the slides.
This shows the importance of double checking the number of parameters!

2. Mr. Akaike didn't call AIC 'Akaike Information Criterion'. Instead he used
the letter A in an abstract sense so that 'other similar criteria can follow as BIC, DIC, etc'.

3. Follow the links to see a photo of Mr. Akaike, and a photo of Mr. Schwartz.

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