This blog post is the first of a set of exercises about STAN that will introduce the STAN platform and how to link it with R. STAN is a statistical modeling platform that is used as an example for MCMC computations for Bayesian inference. It is more efficient for most analysis since it is written in […]

# Markov Chain Monte Carlo

## Bayesian Inference Using The MCMCglmm Package: Exercises

This post presents exercises using the MCMCglmm package in order to compute parameter estimates in a Bayesian fashion, relying on Mark Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods. The MCMCglmm package typically deals with Generalized Linear (Mixed) Models (GLMM). This package mainly uses Gibbs Sampling to update the parameters, but also the Metropolis-Hastings. Course notes are available […]

## MCMC For Bayesian Inference – Gibbs Sampling: Exercises

In the last post, we saw that the Metropolis sampler can be used in order to generate a random sample from a posterior distribution that cannot be found analytically. Following the same idea, Gibbs sampling is a popular Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) technique that is more efficient, in general, since the updates of the […]

## MCMC for Bayesian Inference – Metropolis: Exercises

Previously, we introduced Bayesian Inference with R using the Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) techniques. The first set of exercises gave insights on the Bayesian paradigm, while the second set focused on well-known sampling techniques that can be used to generate a sample from the posterior distribution . While the next set of exercises will […]