Sunday, September 15, 2013

JAGS users: runjags has been updated

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The package runjags by Matt Denwood has been recently updated. The runjags package has many nice facilities for running JAGS, especially a seamless interface for running parallel chains on multi-core computers and thereby greatly reducing the time needed to achieve a desired MCMC sample size from JAGS. Give it a look!


  1. This may be a dumb question. I would like to buy the e-book version the book,does it contain JAGS too already?

  2. The e-book version is available directly from the publisher. It is identical to the print version. It was written for OpenBUGS with BRugs, but all the programs that accompany the book have been translated to JAGS with rjags. BUGS and JAGS have very similar model specifications, so reading the book but working with JAGS is not difficult. Thanks very much for your interest.


  3. Thank you for your response, its certainly helpful. I can now gladly proceed to get a copy.