Bayesian Data Analysis With OpenBUGS, BRugs, and JAGS

IBC *members: Yi He, William Wu, Heidi Chen, Angel An, Cindy Chen and Chuan Zhou

Software download:

Recommended Textbooks


  • Bayesian Data Analysis, 2nd Edition. Gelman, Carlin, Stern, and Rubin (2004) go to CRP press to order. One of the best sellers. Cheap.
  • WinBUGS manual and examples (Vol 1, 2, and 3). free download from winbugs homepage.
  • OpenBUGS manual free download from openbugs homepage.
  • Bayesian Approaches to Clinical Trials and Health-Care Evaluation. Spiegelhalter, Abrams, and Myles (2004). Frank's favorite.

Online Courses

A list of good textbooks:*

  • Computational statistics. Givens and Hoeting (2005). expensive. A general overview of statsistical computing including EM algorithm, optimization algorithm, numerical integration, MCMC, Bootstrapping, and smoothing.
  • Markov Chain Monte Carlo in Practice. Gilks, Richardson, and Spiegelhalter (1996). expensive For theroetical and further readings of MCMC.
  • Bayes and Empirical Bayes Methods for Data Analysis, 2nd Edition. Carlin and Louis (1996). Cheap. Best seller.
  • Bayesian Analysis. Box and Tiao. (classic version)
  • NEW See also

Notes, Slides, Codes and Data sets

The first presentation will include:

  1. Overview of our IBC project: members, organization, plan, goal, etc.*
  2. A short handout of the presentation;
  3. Very brief overiew of Bayesian techniques, in particular, how to understand Bayesian MCMC samples vs. frequentist analysis; common MCMC samplers;
  4. Software download and install;
  5. A concrete hierarchical example with data and BUGS code. Run the code during the presentation and explain some Bayesian concepts in this example;
Feedback will be collected by William and Heidi

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Topic revision: r21 - 26 Feb 2013, FrankHarrell

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