Kicking ass with Bayesian Statistics in R

Some excellent R posts regarding Bayesian statistics:

1. How to program the Laplace approximation in R:

http://www.r-bloggers.com/easy-laplace-approximation-of-bayesian-models-in-r/

Though heavily dominated by Monte Carlo methods, Bayesian computation with the Laplace expansion is a nice tool to deploy in cases your MCMC fails to converge. Plus it makes one appreciate Laplace’s genius.

2. A bird’s eye view of R’s Bayesian analysis facilities:

http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2013/11/r-and-bayesian-statistics.html

Watch this blog for a series of posts about Bayesian survival analysis with R, BUGS and stan.

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