BMS 0.3.1 Released

September 5, 2012

(This article was first published on BMS Add-ons » BMS Blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Version 0.3.1 of the BMS package for Bayesian Model Averaging has been released. This is a maintenance release for compliance with recent CRAN guidelines. The BMS package therefore is again available on CRAN in addition to

Changes with respect to Version 0.3.0

Starting with R 2.14, the guidelines for R packages have been tightened to improve their quality and consistency. This change in guidelines has required us to drop some internal command calls that were destined for speed optimization. The user experience and functions in package BMS 0.3.1 therefore remain exactly the same as in version BMS 0.3.0.

The only (slight) difference for BMS users is that MCMC sampling in the version 0.3.1 is ca. 10% slower than in the previous version 0.3.0. This is due to the removal of some speed-optimizing code pieces, as required by the new CRAN guidelines. On the upside, the new BMS 0.3.1 package conforms to all CRAN guidelines and is easily therefore installable on R versions 2.15 and above.

Updating / Installing the new Version

If you are running R version 2.13 or above under Windows or any R version under Linux or Mac OS X, then simply type the R command:


If you are experiencing difficulties with installation, the dedicated BMS site might be of help.
If you are running an older R version (<= R 2.11) under Windows, then please refer to the manual installation page.

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