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By Peter D. Congdon

This ebook offers an available method of Bayesian computing and knowledge research, with an emphasis at the interpretation of actual information units. Following within the culture of the winning first version, this booklet goals to make a variety of statistical modeling purposes obtainable utilizing established code that may be with ease tailored to the reader's personal purposes.

The second edition has been completely transformed and up-to-date to take account of advances within the box. a brand new set of labored examples is incorporated. the unconventional element of the 1st variation used to be the assurance of statistical modeling utilizing WinBUGS and OPENBUGS. this selection maintains within the new version in addition to examples utilizing R to develop allure and for completeness of assurance.

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More robust options for hierarchical models include outlier accommodation or discrete mixtures of standard hierarchical schemes, such as discrete mixtures of the normal–normal or Poisson–gamma models. Assessing the fit and appropriateness of assumptions made in hierarchical models raises questions about model choice and checking. So this chapter begins by setting out some guidelines as to model comparison and assessment, which are applicable to this and later chapters. There are no set ‘gold standard’ model choice criteria, though some arguably come closer to embodying true Bayesian principles than others.

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