Bayesian Computation with R / Edition 2

Bayesian Computation with R / Edition 2

by Jim Albert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387922970

ISBN-13: 9780387922973

Pub. Date: 05/15/2009

Publisher: Springer New York

There has been dramatic growth in the development and application of Bayesian inference in statistics. Berger (2000) documents the increase in Bayesian activity by the number of published research articles, the number of books,andtheextensivenumberofapplicationsofBayesianarticlesinapplied disciplines such as science and engineering. One reason for the dramatic growth

Overview

There has been dramatic growth in the development and application of Bayesian inference in statistics. Berger (2000) documents the increase in Bayesian activity by the number of published research articles, the number of books,andtheextensivenumberofapplicationsofBayesianarticlesinapplied disciplines such as science and engineering. One reason for the dramatic growth in Bayesian modeling is the availab- ity of computational algorithms to compute the range of integrals that are necessary in a Bayesian posterior analysis. Due to the speed of modern c- puters, it is now possible to use the Bayesian paradigm to ?t very complex models that cannot be ?t by alternative frequentist methods. To ?t Bayesian models, one needs a statistical computing environment. This environment should be such that one can: write short scripts to de?ne a Bayesian model use or write functions to summarize a posterior distribution use functions to simulate from the posterior distribution construct graphs to illustrate the posterior inference An environment that meets these requirements is the R system. R provides a wide range of functions for data manipulation, calculation, and graphical d- plays. Moreover, it includes a well-developed, simple programming language that users can extend by adding new functions. Many such extensions of the language in the form of packages are easily downloadable from the Comp- hensive R Archive Network (CRAN).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387922973
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
05/15/2009
Series:
Use R! Series
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2009
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
1,154,509
Product dimensions:
0.65(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

An Introduction to R.- to Bayesian Thinking.- Single-Parameter Models.- Multiparameter Models.- to Bayesian Computation.- Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods.- Hierarchical Modeling.- Model Comparison.- Regression Models.- Gibbs Sampling.- Using R to Interface with WinBUGS.

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