Computational tools for Bayesian analysis

November 26, 2010

(This article was first published on Shige's Research Blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

The increasing number of R-oriented Bayesian computational tools such as MCMCpack, MCMCglmm, DPpackage, R-INLA, spBayes, have made BUGS less and less crucial for day to day Bayesian computation. Honestly, I cannot figure out a single analysis that BUGS can do but at least one of the above mentioned packages cannot.

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