On Wednesday, Mathias Drton and I will be presenting a read paper on Bayesian model choice for singular models at the Royal Statistical Society in London. You can read more about it on the RSS web site , where you can also download a preprint. The paper is scheduled to appear, with the discussion, in Series B of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society next year.
The CRAN package sBIC by Luca Weihs implements the ideas in the paper and includes a series of vignettes that allow you to step through some of the examples in the paper.
If you want to want to work with R and JAGS on a hard multivariate measurement error problem in nutritional epidemiology, then take a look at this advert.
IARC is based in Lyon, France. For informal queries approach me or my colleague Pietro Ferrari who is the PI on this project.
This will be somewhat shorter summary of the second day of DSC 2014. There was a wider variety of presentations today, but I am only going to discuss those that touched on the main theme of the day, which was reproducibility. Continue reading
Peter Dalgaard, Deepayan Sarkar and Martin Maechler in Brixen
This is a report of the first day of the Directions in Statistical Computing (DSC) conference that took place in Brixen, Italy (See here for an introduction). Performance enhancements were the main theme of the day, covering not just improvements to R itself but alternate language implementations. Continue reading
Last year, the first French-speaking R conference, “Rencontres R” was held in Bordeaux. The meeting was a great success, and a second one will be held in Lyon on 27 and 28 June 2013.
The abstract submission deadline of 7 April is fast approaching. Three types of presentation are planned for the meeting:
- 20 min regular talks,
- 6 min Lightning Talks,
To submit an abstract, follow the instructions on the conference web site.
Statistical Practice in Epidemiology with R is a one week course aimed at promoting the use of R among epidemiologists. This annual course has been running almost every year since 2004. This year, the course will take place from 23 to 29 May 2012 at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, in Lyon, France.
For more details about the course, including how to apply, see the SPE home page. The deadline for applications is April 1 2013.
Xavier Fernández i Marín, who maintains the jags package on Gentoo Linux, writes to tell me he is developing the R package ggmcmc. This package is for visualizing Markov Chain Monte Carlo output using ggplot2 graphics and should complement the existing plots for base and lattice graphics provided by coda. A comparison of all three graphical styles is given below. Continue reading