Thursday, March 09, 2006

Re: st: Are you a Bayesians?

Paul Millar wrote: > For those interested in MCMC and Bayesian techniques, your > presentation looks very interesting. I would love to get away to > Mannheim, but can't. I hope your presentation will be available > through REPEC or some other venue.

Yes, it definitely will. Links to the proceedings of the upcoming meeting will be at its place on

shortly thereafter.


> >People interested in this tread might also be interested in of the > >presentations at the 4th German Stata' Users Group meeting, on March 31 in > >Mannheim: > > > >Stata goes BUGS (via R) > >Susumu Shikano, University of Mannheim > >( > > > >Recently, Bayesian methods such as Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) > >techniques find an increasing use in the social sciences, with > >(Win)BUGS being one of the most widely applied software for this > >kind of analysis. Unfortunately, due to the absence of MCMC > >techniques and any interfaces to WinBUGS or BUGS in Stata, Stata > >users who apply MCMC techniques have to perform such painful tasks > >as reformatting data by themselves. As a preliminary solution to > >this problem, one can call another statistical software R from inside > >Stata and use it as an interface to (Win)BUGS. This presentation > >outlines this solution providing an exemplar analysis. > > > >As Stata developers are also present at the meeting, participants can > > listen to their reactions as well. > > > >End of advertising section. > > > >Uli -- +49 (030) 25491-361 * * For searches and help try: * * *


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