Introduction Reason #1: Package mosaic Keeping Simple Things Simple Flow-Control for the Masses There is Much More References Introduction This is is first in a projected five-part series of posts aimed at colleagues who teach...

Two R tutorials for beginners I am currently in the process of rescuing some of the pages from my now defunct datajujitsu.co.uk blogger blog and moving to this Github/Clojure/Bootstrap version. I also today gave a tutorial to the University of Manche...

Functional programming in R This post is based on a talk I gave at the Manchester R User Group on functional programming in R on May 2nd 2013. The original slides can be found here This post is about functional programming, why it is at the heart of the R language and how it can hopefully help you...

with more than a decade of microdata aimed at gauging the political mood across european nations, the european social survey (ess) allows scientists like you to examine socio-demographic shifts among broad groups all the way down to pirate party (pirat...

Here is the second part of my review of Gelman et al.’ Bayesian Data Analysis (third edition): “When an iterative simulation algorithm is “tuned” (…) the iterations will not in general converge to the target distribution.” (p.297) Part III covers advanced computation, obviously including MCMC but also model approximations like variational Bayes and expectation propagation

Chapter 19 of Rowland and Tozer (Clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, 4th edition) has distribution kinetics. I am examining problem 3. It is fairly easy, especially since essentially all formulas are on the same page under 'key relationships'. The only difficulty is that the formulas are symmetrical in λ1, c1 and λ2, c2 and they are exchanged between chains. For this...

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