Rasmus “ticket to” Bååth writes:
I heeded your call to construct a Stan model of the height of Kit “Snow” Harrington. The response on Gawker has been poor, unfortunately, but here it is, anyway.
Yeah, I think the people at Gawker have bigger things to worry about this week. . . .
Here’s Rasmus’s inference for Kit’s height:
And here’s his summary:
From this analysis it is unclear how tall Kit is, there is much uncertainty in the posterior distribution, but according to the analysis (which might be quite off) there’s a 50% probability he’s between 1.71 and 1.75 cm tall. It is stated in the article that he is NOT 5’8” (173 cm), but according to this analysis it’s not an unreasonable height, as the mean of the posterior is 173 cm.
His Stan model is at the link. (I tried to copy it here but there was some html crap.)