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Research and Markets: Bayesian Modeling Using WinBUGS - Report Available Now.

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new report "Bayesian Modeling Using WinBUGS" to their offering.

The BUGS (Bayesian inference Using Gibbs Sampling) project is concerned with free, flexible software for the Bayesian analysis of complex statistical models using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods. It details the various and commonly-used modeling techniques that are employed by statisticians in a multitude of sciences such as; biostatistics and social science; actuarial science environments. This book presents the reader with a clear and easily accessible introduction to the use of WinBUGS programming techniques in a variety of Bayesian modeling settings. Emphasis is given to Generalized Linear Models (GLMs) familiar to most readers and researchers. Detailed explanations cover model building, prior specification, writing WinBUGS code, and analyzing and interpreting WinBUGS output. Also features comprehensive problems and examples.

Key Topics Covered:

* Preface.

* Acknowledgments.

* Acronyms.

* Introduction to Bayesian inference.

* Markov Chain Monte Carlo Algorithms in Bayesian Inference.

* WinBUGS Software: Introduction, Setup and Basic Analysis.

* WinBUGS Software: Illustration, Results, and Further Analysis.

* Introduction to Bayesian Models: Normal models.

* Incorporating Categorical Variables in Normal Models and Further Modeling Issues.

* Introduction to Generalized Linear Models: Binomial and Poisson Data.

* Models for Positive Continuous Data, Count Data, and Other GLM-Based Extensions.

* Bayesian Hierarchical Models.

* The Predictive Distribution and Model Checking.

* Bayesian Model and Variable Evaluation.

* Appendix A: Model Specification via Directed Acyclic Graphs: The Doodle Menu.

* Appendix B: The Batch Mode: Running a Model in the Background Using Scripts.

* Appendix C: Checking Convergence Using CODA/BOA.

* Appendix D: Notation Summary.

* References.

* Index.

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