This is a bug fix release. The main purpose was to fix some of the issues that arose in JAGS 4.0.0. Among these was a spurious warning about unused variables which confused a lot of people using the command line interface (This did not affect the R interfaces). Further improvements been made to the error messages about undefined variables and directed cycles. I have to thank users of the JAGS forums on Sourceforge for bringing problems to my attention.
So what’s next? I plan to continue working on the 4.x.y series for some time and my three priorities are
- Finalizing the glm module (and loading it by default)
So I will be pushing further releases as and when I reach milestones for these goals.